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Is it der, die oder das Café?


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

The word Café is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

The spelling coffee is used for the designation of the products made from the seeds of the coffee plant (coffee beans, coffee powder, instant coffee) and the drink made from it

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 Café?

How does the declension of Café 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 das Café die Cafés
Genitive des Cafés der Cafés
Dative dem Café den Cafés
Akkusative das Café die Cafés

What is the meaning of Café in German?

Café is defined as:

[1] restaurant where coffee and cake are mainly offered

[1] Gaststätte, in der vor allem Kaffee und Kuchen angeboten werden

How to use Café in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Café with translations in English.

[1] Ich saß in einem Café und las eine Zeitung.

[1] I was sitting in a café and reading a newspaper

[1] „Am Ende seines Lebens, das er eine Tragödie in 55 Akten nannte, klagte der 55jährige Oscar Wilde aus seinem Pariser Exil, er schreibe nun schon in einem Cafè, wo es keine Tinte mehr gebe.“

[1] "At the end of his life, which he called a tragedy in 55 files, 55 -year -old Oscar Wilde from his Parisian exile complained, he is already writing in a café where there was no more ink"

[1] „Wir trafen uns wieder im Café Het Loosje bei der alten Waage.“

[1] "We met again at the Café Het Loosje at the old Liblyan"

[1] „Noch war der Abend jung, so beschloss ich, mich in ein Café in der Innenstadt zu setzen und den Stand meiner Reise durchzugehen.“

[1] "The evening was still young, I decided to sit down in a café in the city center and to go through the status of my trip"

[1] „Auf der Suche nach einem Café kamen sie an einem Supermarkt vorbei.“

[1] "In search of a café, they passed a supermarket"

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