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Is it der, die oder das Cafeteria?


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

The word Cafeteria 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 Cafeteria?

How does the declension of Cafeteria 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 die Cafeteria die Cafeterien die Cafeterias
Genitive der Cafeteria der Cafeterien der Cafeterias
Dative der Cafeteria den Cafeterien den Cafeterias
Akkusative die Cafeteria die Cafeterien die Cafeterias

What is the meaning of Cafeteria in German?

Cafeteria is defined as:

[1] Café with self -service

[1] Café mit Selbstbedienung

How to use Cafeteria in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cafeteria with translations in English.

[1] Nach der Vorlesung treffen sich alle Studenten zum Kaffeetrinken in der Cafeteria.

[1] After the lecture, all students meet for drinking coffee in the cafeteria

[1] „Ein Pfeil wies eine Treppe hinauf, die in einer kleinen Cafeteria mit Häkeldeckchen und gemusterten Gardinen endete.“

[1] "A arrow pointed up a staircase, which ended in a small cafeteria with crochet cakes and patterned curtains end" "

[1] „Der Speisesaal wirkte eher wie eine Cafeteria.“

[1] "The dining room looked more like a cafeteria" "

[1] „Die Cafeteria erinnert an den Ausschank eines Kleinstadtbahnhofs.“

[1] "The cafeteria is reminiscent of the serving of a small town station"

[1] „Tom und Fabiola hatten sich am Spätnachmittag in der Cafeteria des Instituts für eine kurze Pause verabredet, was trotz des enormen Arbeitspensums völlig legitim war.“

[1] "Tom and Fabiola had made an appointment for a short break in the cafeteria of the institute in the late afternoon, which, despite the enormous workload, was completely legitimate"

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Pictures or photos of Cafeteria

[1] Die Cafeteria des Hildesheimer Gymnasium Andreanum
[1] Die Cafeteria des Hildesheimer Gymnasium Andreanum

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