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Is it der, die oder das Ananas?


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

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

Finding the right gender of a noun

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 Ananas?

How does the declension of Ananas 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative die Ananas die Ananas die Ananasse
Genitive der Ananas der Ananas der Ananasse
Dative der Ananas den Ananas den Ananassen
Akkusative die Ananas die Ananas die Ananasse

What is the meaning of Ananas in German?

Ananas has various definitions in German:

[1] Botany, gastronomy: tropical fruit of the plant of the same name

[1] Botanik, Gastronomie: tropische Frucht der gleichnamigen Pflanzenart

[2] Botany: Tropical plant from the bromelia family family

[2] Botanik: tropische Pflanzenart aus der Familie der Bromeliengewächse

[3] Bavaria, Austria: Garden Erdberry (Fragaria Ananassa hybrid), crop from the genus of strawberries

[3] Bayern, Österreich: Garten-Erdbeere (Fragaria ananassa-Hybriden), Nutzpflanze aus der Gattung der Erdbeeren

[4] Botany: Tropical plant genre from the family of the bromelia plants

[4] Botanik: tropische Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Bromeliengewächse

How to use Ananas in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ananas with translations in English.

[1] Eine Ananas reicht für die ganze Familie.

[1] One pineapple is enough for the whole family

[2, 4] Die Ananas stammt aus Südamerika.

[2, 4] The pineapple comes from South America

[1, 3] Unter einer Torte mit „Ananas“ hab' ich mir was anderes vorgestellt!

[1, 3] Under a cake with "pineapple" I imagined something else

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