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Is it der, die oder das Blues?


The correct article in German of Blues is der. So it is der Blues! (nominative case)

The word Blues is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Blues?

How does the declension of Blues 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 der Blues
Genitive des Blues
Dative dem Blues
Akkusative den Blues

What is the meaning of Blues in German?

Blues has various definitions in German:

[1] African -American music genre

[1] afroamerikanische Musikrichtung

[2] The coarse melancholic mood of this music

[2] die derb-melancholische Grundstimmung dieser Musik

[3] A dance

[3] ein Tanz

How to use Blues in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blues with translations in English.

[1] Die Band spielte einen Blues.

[1] The band played a bluese

[1] „Dieser Blues war in seiner nervösen Kraft ein Vorläufer des Rock'n'Roll.“

[1] "This blues was a forerunner of the rock'n'rollä" in its nervous power "

[1] „Über dem Flackern der Kerzen, dem Nebel des Zigarettenrauchs und den Tönen des schmeichelnden Blues war Sabina sich bewußt, daß Jay über sie nachdachte.“

[1] "Above the flickering of the candles, the fog of the cigarette smoke and the tones of the flattering blues, Sabina was aware that Jay was back on her"

[1] „Es ist kein Zufall, dass der kulturelle Siegeszug der schwarzen Musik, des Jazz, des Blues, des Hip-Hop und Rap den Schwarzen die ersten Türen zur High Society öffnete.“

[1] "It is no coincidence that the cultural triumphal march of black music, jazz, blues, hip-hop and rap opened the first doors to the high society" to the blacks "

[2] Ich hab' mal wieder den Blues.

[2] I have the blues once again



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