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Is it der, die oder das Cembalo?


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

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

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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 Cembalo?

How does the declension of Cembalo 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 das Cembalo die Cembali die Cembalos
Genitive des Cembalos der Cembali der Cembalos
Dative dem Cembalo den Cembali den Cembalos
Akkusative das Cembalo die Cembali die Cembalos

What is the meaning of Cembalo in German?

Cembalo is defined as:

[1] Music: Key instrument in the form of a wing with plucking mechanics (short form for clavicembalo)

[1] Musik: Tasteninstrument in Form eines Flügels mit Zupfmechanik (Kurzform für Clavicembalo)

How to use Cembalo in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cembalo with translations in English.

[1] „Ohne es zu merken, war ich aufgestanden und lauschte den glasfeinen Tönen und perlenden Glissandi eines Cembalos oder Spinetts, die wie ein kühler, belebender Lufthauch durch das stickige Treppenhaus des Wehrturms strichen.“

[1] "Without noticing it, I got up and listened to the glass -fine tones and pearling Glissandi of a harpsichord or spinet, which like a cool, invigorating air breath through the stuffy staircase of the weir tower" "

[1] „Er entdeckte auf dem Cembalo zehn oder zwölf Datteln und aß sie auf.“

[1] "He discovered ten or twelve dates on the harpsichord and ate them"

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Pictures or photos of Cembalo

[1] Ein Cembalo
[1] Ein Cembalo

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