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Is it der, die oder das Chiffre?


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

The word Chiffre 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 Chiffre?

How does the declension of Chiffre 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 die Chiffre die Chiffren
Genitive der Chiffre der Chiffren
Dative der Chiffre den Chiffren
Akkusative die Chiffre die Chiffren

What is the meaning of Chiffre in German?

Chiffre has various definitions in German:

[1] Sign of a secret script

[1] Zeichen einer Geheimschrift

[2] Word with encrypted meaning

[2] Wort mit einer verschlüsselten Bedeutung

[3] A number that is under an advertisement instead of the name of the advertiser and which is specified in the answer to the newspaper

[3] eine Nummer, die anstelle des Namens des Inserenten unter einer Anzeige steht und die bei der Antwort an die Zeitung angegeben wird

How to use Chiffre in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chiffre with translations in English.

[1] Der Pfeiler war mit seltsamen Chiffren übersät.

[1] The pillar was littered with strange cipher

[2] Der kundige Leser kann hier noch weitere Chiffren entdecken.

[2] The knowledgeable reader can discover more cipher here

[3] Antwort unter Chiffre X1234Y5678 erbeten.

[3] Answer under cipher x1234y5678 requested

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