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Is it der, die oder das Clown?


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

The word Clown 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 Clown?

How does the declension of Clown 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 Clown die Clowns
Genitive des Clowns der Clowns
Dative dem Clown den Clowns
Akkusative den Clown die Clowns

What is the meaning of Clown in German?

Clown has various definitions in German:

[1] Person who appears in front of an audience (especially in the circus) in striking costumes and power

[1] Person, die vor Publikum (vor allem im Zirkus) in auffälligen Kostümen auftritt und Späße macht

[2] Translated: Slower, not serious person

[2] übertragen: alberner, nicht ernst zu nehmender Mensch

How to use Clown in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Clown with translations in English.

[1] Grock war ein berühmter Clown.

[1] Grock was a famous clown

[1] „Der Clown hatte eine große Kiste in die Mitte der Manege gestellt.“

[1] "The clown had put a large box in the middle of the ring"

[1] „Ein Clown, der ans Saufen kommt, steigt rascher ab, als ein betrunkener Dachdecker stürzt.“

[1] "A clown that comes to drink rises faster when a drunk roofer falls"

[2] Na, heute bist du ja mal wieder ein richtiger Clown.

[2] Well, today you're a real clown again

[2] „Die Presse stellte ihn als Clown dar, und er war dreimal von südafrikanischen Gerichten wegen Hetzreden verurteilt worden, dennoch würde Malema in Zukunft eine Führungsposition in Südafrika einnehmen.“

[2] "The press represented him as a clown, and he had been convicted three times by South African courts for having speeches, but Malema would take a leadership position in South Africa in the future"

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Pictures or photos of Clown

[1] Illustration eines Clowns
[1] Illustration eines Clowns

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