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Is it der, die oder das Clan?


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

The word Clan 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 Clan?

How does the declension of Clan 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 der Clan die Clane die Clans
Genitive des Clans der Clane der Clans
Dative dem Clan den Clanen den Clans
Akkusative den Clan die Clane die Clans

What is the meaning of Clan in German?

Clan has various definitions in German:

[1] (Scottish/Irish) tribal/popular association

[1] (schottischer/irischer) Stammes-/Volksverband

[2] Translated, ironic: followers

[2] übertragen, ironisch: Anhängerschaft

[3] Designing: large family

[3] abwertend: Großfamilie

How to use Clan in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Clan with translations in English.

[1] Der O'-Dowell-Clan macht wieder Ärger.

[1] The O'-Dowell clan makes an annoyance again

[2] Mr. Singer ist einmal wieder mit seinem Clan unterwegs.

[2] Mrä Singer is once again traveling with his clan.

[3] Nun schau dir diesen Clan an!

[3] Now watch this clan one

[3] „In der Tat stammte mehr als die Hälfte aller gebildeten Menschen im Dorf aus unserem Clan, obwohl unser Clan nur fünf Prozent der Dorfbewohner ausmacht.“

[3] "In fact, more than half of all educated people in the village came from our clan, even though our clan is only five percent of the villagers"

[3] „In manchen deutschen Großstädten sind ganze Straßenzüge in der Hand einzelner Clans.“

[3] "In some major German cities, entire streets are in the hands of individual clanes" "

[3] „Diese Clans, jeder kaum wenige Dutzend Menschen umfassend, verständigen sich in der Sprache Edo, sich selbst nennen sie »Bini«.“

[3] "These clans, hardly a few dozen people comprehensive, communicate in the language of Edo, they call themselves" bini "Ä"

[3] „Ein Massaikrieger sei allein durch Tradition und Riten zum Löwenjäger bestimmt und dazu angehalten, seinem Clan Beweise seiner Tapferkeit in Form blutbefleckter Speere und der erbeuteten Löwenmähne vorzuweisen.“

[3] "A massa greater is determined solely by tradition and rites as a lion hunter and encouraged to demonstrate his clan evidence of his bravery in the form of blood -stained spears and the captured lion mane"

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