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Is it der, die oder das Banane?


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

The word Banane 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 Banane?

How does the declension of Banane 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 Banane die Bananen
Genitive der Banane der Bananen
Dative der Banane den Bananen
Akkusative die Banane die Bananen

What is the meaning of Banane in German?

Banane has various definitions in German:

[1] elongated, mostly yellow tropical fruit

[1] längliche, meist gelbe tropische Frucht

[2] Giant shrub (genus Musa) on which the banana [1] grows

[2] Riesenstaude (Gattung Musa), an der die Banane[1] wächst

[3] banana-shaped belt pouch

[3] bananenförmige Gürteltasche

How to use Banane in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Banane with translations in English.

[1] Ich esse am liebsten Bananen.

[1] I prefer to eat bananas.

[2] Hier werden fast nur Bananen angebaut.

[2] Almost only bananas are grown here



How do you pronounce Banane?

Banane (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Banane

[1] eine Banane
[1] eine Banane

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