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Is it der, die oder das Chinchilla?


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

The word Chinchilla 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 Chinchilla?

How does the declension of Chinchilla 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 Chinchilla die Chinchillas
Genitive des Chinchillas der Chinchillas
Dative dem Chinchilla den Chinchillas
Akkusative das Chinchilla die Chinchillas

What is the meaning of Chinchilla in German?

Chinchilla has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: A South American rodent that is also a popular pet in children

[1] Zoologie: ein südamerikanisches Nagetier, das auch beliebtes Haustier bei Kindern ist

[2] The fur of [1]

[2] der Pelz von [1]

How to use Chinchilla in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chinchilla with translations in English.

[1] Möchtest du lieber ein Meerschweinchen oder ein Chinchilla?

[1] Would you prefer a guinea pig or a chinchillary

[1] Chinchillas sind normalerweise recht neugierig.

[1] Chinchillas are usually quite curious

[2] Ein dunkler Wollmantel mit einem Kragen aus Chinchilla rundete ihr Outfit ab.

[2] A dark wool coat with a collar from chinchilla rounded off her outfit Abä

[2] Er lud sie in die Bar des Grandhotels ein, wohin er sie und sie ihre neueste Kreation aus Chinchilla ausführte.

[2] He invited them to the bar of the Grandhotel, where he and she and her her latest creation from Chinchilla execute

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Pictures or photos of Chinchilla

[1] ein Chinchilla
[1] ein Chinchilla

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