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Is it der, die oder das Ass?


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

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

The Plural Oßer is colloquial

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 Ass?

How does the declension of Ass 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 das Ass die Asse die Ässer
Genitive des Asses der Asse der Ässer
Dative dem Ass dem Asse den Assen den Ässern
Akkusative das Ass die Asse die Ässer

What is the meaning of Ass in German?

Ass has various definitions in German:

[1] High -quality card in a card game

[1] hochwertige Karte in einem Kartenspiel

[2] Exemplary person, person with outstanding achievements (mostly in school, in sports)

[2] vorbildliche Person, Mensch mit herausragenden Leistungen (meist in der Schule, im Sport)

[3] Sport, for example tennis: targeted ball that the opponent does not reach

[3] Sport, zum Beispiel Tennis: zielgenauer Ball, den der Gegner nicht erreicht

How to use Ass in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ass with translations in English.

[1] Spiel doch endlich das Ass aus.

[1] Finally play the ASS out

[2] Reginald war immer schon ein Ass in Mathematik.

[2] Reginald has always been an ace in Mathematics

[3] „Conny servierte variabel, seine Rückhandbälle kamen lang und tief, er schlug mehrere Asse.“

[3] "Conny served variably, his backhand balls came long and deep, he beat several ass" "

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