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Is it der, die oder das Body?


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

The word Body 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 Body?

How does the declension of Body 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 Body die Bodys
Genitive des Bodys der Bodys
Dative dem Body den Bodys
Akkusative den Body die Bodys

What is the meaning of Body in German?

Body has various definitions in German:

[1] colloquially: body, mostly well -shaped, muscular

[1] umgangssprachlich: Körper, meist wohlgeformt, muskulös

[2] one -piece, tight -fitting garment, mostly underwear, buttoned in the crotch - especially women's linen and toddler clothing

[2] einteiliges, eng anliegendes Kleidungsstück, meist Unterwäsche, im Schritt geknöpft - vor allem Damenwäsche und Kleinkindbekleidung

How to use Body in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Body with translations in English.

[1] Er arbeitet im Fitnesscenter an seinem Body.

[1] He works on his body in the fitness center

[1] „Vorbildlich wäre, wenn er, der Body, sich in Bombenform befände.“

[1] "It would be exemplary if he, the body, dealt in a bomb form"

[2] Der schwarze Body steht ihr besonders gut.

[2] The black body is particularly good at her

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