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Is it der, die oder das Clique?


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

The word Clique is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Clique?

How does the declension of Clique 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 Clique die Cliquen
Genitive der Clique der Cliquen
Dative der Clique den Cliquen
Akkusative die Clique die Cliquen

What is the meaning of Clique in German?

Clique has various definitions in German:

[1] Informal group of friends, mostly young people

[1] informelle Gruppe befreundeter, meist junger Leute

[2] Designing: Closed group of people who attempted to gain advantages and to pursue their interests

[2] abwertend: geschlossene Gruppe von Personen, die gemeinsam versucht, sich Vorteile zu verschaffen und ihre Interessen zu verfolgen

How to use Clique in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Clique with translations in English.

[1] In meiner Jugend waren wir jeden Freitagabend mit der Clique unterwegs.

[1] In my youth we were traveling with the clique every Friday evening

[1] „Und bei uns in der Clique gab es eigentlich nur ein Gesetz.“

[1] "And with us in the clique there was actually only a law" "

[1] „Die Clique war sein Anlaufpunkt abends und an den Wochenenden.“

[1] "The clique was his starting point in the evening and on the weekend" "



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