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Is it der, die oder das Blau?


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

The word Blau 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 Blau?

How does the declension of Blau 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 Blau die Blau die Blaus
Genitive des Blaus der Blau der Blaus
Dative dem Blau den Blau den Blaus
Akkusative das Blau die Blau die Blaus

What is the meaning of Blau in German?

Blau is defined as:

[1] Blue hue, a specific section of the visible light in the spectrum of electromagnetic waves, painting color, coating color

[1] blauer Farbton, ein bestimmter Abschnitt des sichtbaren Lichts im Spektrum der elektromagnetischen Wellen, Malfarbe, Streichfarbe

How to use Blau in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blau with translations in English.

[1] Sie waren überwältigt vom tiefen Blau des Himmels.

[1] They were overwhelmed by the deep blue of the sky

[1] Das Blau der Hose ist mir ein bisschen zu dunkel.

[1] The blue of the pants is a bit too dark at me

[1] René ist doch der Farbtopf mit Blau von der Leiter gefallen.

[1] René is the color pot with blue from the ladder

[1] „Es wird aber allein um das Blau und seine Bedeutungen gehen.“[1]

[1] "But it will only be about the blue and its meanings."[1]

[1] „Und dann beginnt das reine melancholische erste Blau des Morgens.“[2]

[1] "And then the pure melancholy first blue of the morning at the morning begins" [2]

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