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Is it der, die oder das Baby?


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

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

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 Baby?

How does the declension of Baby 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 Baby die Babys
Genitive des Babys der Babys
Dative dem Baby den Babys
Akkusative das Baby die Babys

What is the meaning of Baby in German?

Baby has various definitions in German:

[1] Child who is still in the first year of life

[1] Kind, das sich noch im ersten Lebensjahr befindet

[2] in the figurative sense: child in general, in combinations also for: animal cub

[2] im übertragenen Sinne: Kind im Allgemeinen, in Zusammensetzungen auch für: Tierjunges

[3] Affectionate term for the partner in a relationship

[3] liebevolle Bezeichnung für die Partnerin/den Partner in einer Beziehung

[4] casually: Name of men for a very pretty, young girl with sexist or chauvinist connotation

[4] salopp: Bezeichnung von Männern für ein sehr hübsches, junges Mädchen mit sexistischer oder chauvinistischer Konnotation

[5] casually: derogatory term for a person with little courage

[5] salopp: abfällige Bezeichnung für einen Menschen mit wenig Mut

[6] Colloquially: affectionate term for self-created objects or possessions with which one has special relationships

[6] umgangssprachlich: liebevolle Bezeichnung für selbstgeschaffene Gegenstände oder Besitz, zu dem man besondere Beziehungen hat

How to use Baby in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Baby with translations in English.

[1] Ihr habt aber ein sehr süßes Baby!

[1] But you have a very sweet baby!

[1] Das Baby schreit schon wieder, ist es hungrig?

[1] The baby is crying again, it is hungry?

[1] „Als ich ein Baby war, wohnten meine Eltern mit mir in einer winters nur durch einen kleinen Kohleofen beheizbaren Dachkammer im Esslinger Haus meiner Großeltern.“[2]

[1] "When I was a baby, my parents lived with me in an attic room in my grandparents' house in Esslingen, which can only be heated in winter by a small coal stove." [2]

[1] „Das Baby auf Mâys Arm tat keinen Mucks.“[3]

[1] "The baby on Mây's arm didn't make a sound." [3]

[1] „Josey nickte, drehte sich um und wollte gehen, das Baby im Arm.“[4]

[1] "Josey nodded, turned around and wanted to go with the baby in his arms" [4]

[2] Sie wünschen sich beide ein Baby.

[2] They both want a baby.

[2] Sie erwartet ein Baby.

[2] She is expecting a baby.

[2] Schau mal die kleinen Katzenbabys.

[2] Look at the little kittens.

[2] „Das Baby konnte jede Stunde ankommen.“[5]

[2] “The baby could arrive any hour” [5]

[3] Sie ist mein Baby, mein Ein und Alles.

[3] She is my baby, my everything.

[4] Hey, Baby, (hast du/haste) heute Abend schon was vor?

[4] Hey, baby, (do you have / have) something going on tonight ?

[5] Nicht einmal das traust du dich; du bist ein echtes Baby!

[5] You don't even dare to do that; you're a real baby!

[6] Dieses Auto ist mein Baby; ich habe es selbst getunt.

[6] This car is my baby; I tuned it myself.

[6] Dieses Projekt ist mein Baby. Da lasse ich mir von niemandem reinreden.

[6] This project is my baby. I don't let anyone talk me into this.

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[1] schlafendes Baby
[1] schlafendes Baby

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