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Is it der, die oder das Baumwolle?


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

The word Baumwolle 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 Baumwolle?

How does the declension of Baumwolle 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 Baumwolle die Baumwollen
Genitive der Baumwolle der Baumwollen
Dative der Baumwolle den Baumwollen
Akkusative die Baumwolle die Baumwollen

What is the meaning of Baumwolle in German?

Baumwolle is defined as:

[1] The seed hair of the cotton plant (gossypium), a shrubic malvacial genus with sized walnut capsules, which let out long cotton hair and short felt hair swell out

[1] die Samenhaare der Baumwollpflanze (Gossypium), einer strauchigen Malvaceengattung mit walnussgroßen Fruchtkapseln, die lange Baumwollhaare und kurze Filzhaare herausquellen lassen

How to use Baumwolle in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Baumwolle with translations in English.

[1] Der Anbau der Baumwolle ist nur in tropischen und subtropischen Gebieten möglich.

[1] The cultivation of the cotton is only possible in tropical and subtropical areas

[1] „Eine weiße Oberschicht profitierte vom Handel mit Kaffee, Zucker, Baumwolle und Diamanten.“

[1] "A white upper class benefited from trade in coffee, sugar, cotton and diamond" "

[1] „Er stellt einen Kolonialbeamten zur Rede, der im Dorf die Produktion von Baumwolle und Kautschuk überwachen soll und die Qualität der Ware bemängelt – zu Unrecht, wie Isaie Tasumbu Tawosa ihm zu verstehen gibt.“

[1] "He confronts a colonial officer who is supposed to monitor the production of cotton and rubber in the village and criticizes the quality of the goods - wrongly how Isaie Tasumbu Tawosa understands him"

[1] „Die Hauptfracht bestand aus Baumwolle, Salpeter und Ebenholz, doch vom Opium hatten wir immer noch vierhundert Kisten.“

[1] "The main freight consisted of cotton, saltpeter and ebony, but from the opium we still had four hundred box"

[1] „Als die Baumwolle geerntet wurde, mußte Case all seine Zeit darauf verwenden und sich drum kümmern, auch um die andern Ernteerträge.“

[1] "When the cotton was harvested, Case had to use all his time on it and take care of it, even the other crop yield"

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