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Is it der, die oder das Cello?


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

The word Cello 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 Cello?

How does the declension of Cello 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 Cello die Celli
Genitive des Cellos der Celli
Dative dem Cello den Celli
Akkusative das Cello die Celli

What is the meaning of Cello in German?

Cello is defined as:

[1] Second largest instrument of the family of string instruments

[1] zweitgrößtes Instrument der Familie der Streichinstrumente

How to use Cello in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cello with translations in English.

[1] „Die Geige oder das Cello muss auf den Spieler persönlich eingestellt werden.“

[1] "The violin or the cello must be adjusted personally to the player"

[1] „Bis Celli, Cellisten, Koffer, Kisten, Taschen in den zugeteilten Stockwerken sind, ist die Zeit gekommen, bis zu der wieder alles unten sein muss, um die Proben pünktlich zu erreichen.“

[1] "Until cellists, cases, suitcases, boxes, bags are on the allocated floors, the time has come until everything has to be down again to reach the samples on time"

[1] „Die menschliche Stimme des Cellos, das im Klang jedes andere Instrument übertrifft, ging mir zu Herzen, wenn Henriette es spielte, und sie wußte es.“

[1] "The human voice of the cello, which exceeds any other instrument in the sound, went to heart when Henriette played it, and she knew it"

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