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Is it der, die oder das Chinese?


The correct article in German of Chinese is der. So it is der Chinese! (nominative case)

The word Chinese is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Chinese?

How does the declension of Chinese 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 der Chinese die Chinesen
Genitive des Chinesen der Chinesen
Dative dem Chinesen den Chinesen
Akkusative den Chinesen die Chinesen

What is the meaning of Chinese in German?

Chinese has various definitions in German:

[1] Citizens of China

[1] Staatsbürger von China

[2] Man whose ancestors come from China

[2] Mensch, dessen Vorfahren aus China kommen

How to use Chinese in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chinese with translations in English.

[1] Ein Chinese und ein Amerikaner sitzen in einem Auto.

[1] A Chinese and an American are sitting in a car

[1] „Die großen Reiche Asiens – die Osmanen, Perser, Moguln und Chinesen – bekamen sehr bald mit, dass die Europäer einen neuen Kontinent entdeckt hatten.“

[1] "The great empires of Asia - the Ottomans, Persians, Moguln and Chinese - received very soon that the Europeans had discovered a new continent"

[1] „In China, weißt Du ja wohl, ist der Kaiser ein Chinese, und alle, die er um sich hat, sind Chinesen.“

[1] "In China, you know, the emperor is a Chinese, and everyone he has around are Chinese" "

[2] Mein Freund ist malaysischer Chinese.

[2] My friend is Malaysian Chinesee

How do you pronounce Chinese?

Chinese (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Chinese

[1] eine Gruppe Chinesen
[1] eine Gruppe Chinesen

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