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Is it der, die oder das Amsel?


The correct article in German of Amsel is die. So it is die Amsel! (nominative case)

The word Amsel is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Amsel?

How does the declension of Amsel work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative die Amsel die Amseln
Genitive der Amsel der Amseln
Dative der Amsel den Amseln
Akkusative die Amsel die Amseln

What is the meaning of Amsel in German?

Amsel is defined as:

[1] Zoology, especially ornithology: large, black songbird with a yellow beak

[1] Zoologie, speziell Ornithologie: großer, schwarzer Singvogel mit gelbem Schnabel

How to use Amsel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Amsel with translations in English.

[1] Die weibliche Amsel baut dreimal im Jahr ein Nest.

[1] The female blackbird builds a nest three times a year

[1] „Eine Amsel war auch gekommen.“

[1] "A blackbird had come too"

[1] „Die Sonne scheint milde, ein Duft von Frühling würzt die Luft, Rotkehlchen perlen ihre Lieder, die Amseln flöten, und sogar Lerchen tirilieren bereits.“

[1] "The sun shines mildly, a scent of spring seasons the air, robin pears its songs, the blackbird flutes, and even larks already tire"

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