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Is it der, die oder das Aschenbrödel?


The correct article in German of Aschenbrödel is das. So it is das Aschenbrödel! (nominative case)

The word Aschenbrödel is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Aschenbrödel?

How does the declension of Aschenbrödel 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 das Aschenbrödel die Aschenbrödel
Genitive des Aschenbrödels der Aschenbrödel
Dative dem Aschenbrödel den Aschenbrödeln
Akkusative das Aschenbrödel die Aschenbrödel

What is the meaning of Aschenbrödel in German?

Aschenbrödel has various definitions in German:

[1] Without plural, fairy tale: female fairy tale figure, which first has to do lower services, but then married the prince

[1] ohne Plural, Märchen: weibliche Märchenfigur, die zunächst niedere Dienste verrichten muss, dann aber vom Prinzen geheiratet wird

[2] Translated: inconspicuous person who is disadvantaged and mostly has to do low work in the house

[2] übertragen: unscheinbare Person, die benachteiligt wird und meist niedere Arbeiten im Haus verrichten muss

How to use Aschenbrödel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aschenbrödel with translations in English.

[1] Der Großvater erzählte seinen Enkeln die Geschichte vom Aschenbrödel.

[1] The grandfather told his grandchildren the story of the Cinderella

[2] Zuhause macht er nur das Aschenbrödel.

[2] At home he only does the ashtray.

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