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Is it der, die oder das Chamäleon?


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

The word Chamäleon 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 Chamäleon?

How does the declension of Chamäleon 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 Chamäleon die Chamäleons
Genitive des Chamäleons der Chamäleons
Dative dem Chamäleon den Chamäleons
Akkusative das Chamäleon die Chamäleons

What is the meaning of Chamäleon in German?

Chamäleon has various definitions in German:

[1] An animal that belongs to the family in [2]

[1] ein Tier, das der Familie in [2] angehört

[2] In the plural, zoology: a family of the lizards

[2] im Plural, Zoologie: eine Familie der Echsen

[3] Translated, colloquially: a person who can adapt very well to their surroundings

[3] übertragen, umgangssprachlich: eine Person, die sich sehr gut an ihre Umgebung anpassen kann

[4] Astronomy: constellation of the southern starry sky

[4] Astronomie: Sternbild des südlichen Sternenhimmels

How to use Chamäleon in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chamäleon with translations in English.

[1, 2] „Chamäleons ernähren sich von Insekten, größere Exemplare fressen auch kleine Wirbeltiere.“

[1, 2] "Chameleons feed on insects, larger specimens also eat small vertebrate" "

[3] „Ich war ein Chamäleon, ein kulturelles Chamäleon.“

[3] "I was a chameleon, a cultural chameleone"

[4] Das Chamäleon besitzt nur wenig helle Sterne.

[4] The chameleon has only a little bright star

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Pictures or photos of Chamäleon

[1] ein Pantherchamäleon (Furcifer pardalis) mit grüner Färbung
[1] ein Pantherchamäleon (Furcifer pardalis) mit grüner Färbung

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