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Is it der, die oder das Cocktail?


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

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

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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 Cocktail?

How does the declension of Cocktail 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 Cocktail die Cocktails
Genitive des Cocktails der Cocktails
Dative dem Cocktail den Cocktails
Akkusative den Cocktail die Cocktails

What is the meaning of Cocktail in German?

Cocktail has various definitions in German:

[1] an alcoholic mixed drink

[1] ein alkoholisches Mischgetränk

[2] Cold, savory starters with mixed ingredients (for example seafood, meat, vegetables, fruits) or mixed, marinated fruits that are served in a goblet as dessert

[2] kalte, pikante Vorspeise mit gemischten Zutaten (zum Beispiel Meeresfrüchte, Fleisch, Gemüse, Früchte) oder gemischte, marinierte Früchte, die in einem Kelchglas als Dessert serviert werden

[3] transferred: mixture of different substances or things

[3] übertragen: Mischung verschiedener Substanzen oder Dinge

How to use Cocktail in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cocktail with translations in English.

[1] Sex On The Beach ist mein liebster Cocktail.

[1] Sex On The Beach is my favorite cocktail.

[1] „Nikolai hatte keine Lust, mehr als einen Cocktail zu trinken.“[3]

[1] "Nikolai didn't feel like drinking more than one cocktail." [3]

[1] „Sie hatte Cocktails für Georg und sich bestellt, für Georg ohne Alkohol, wegen der Medikamente.“[4]

[1] “She had ordered cocktails for Georg and herself, for Georg without alcohol, because of the medication” [4]

[1] „Lisas Mutter greift nach ihrem Cocktail und trinkt aus dem Strohhalm.“[5]

[1] "Lisa's mother reaches for her cocktail and drinks from the straw." [5]

[1] „Ich lud ihn zu einem Cocktail ein.“[6]

[1] "I invited him to a cocktail." [6]

[2] Der Cocktail enthielt knackiges Gemüse und jede Menge frisch gepulte Krabben.

[2] The cocktail contained crunchy vegetables and lots of freshly peeled shrimp

[3] "Blues Brothers"-Star John Belushi starb an einem Cocktail aus verschiedenen Drogen.

[3] "Blues Brothers" star John Belushi died of a cocktail of various drugs

[3] Die Künstler präsentierten einen bunten Cocktail aus Musik, Tanz und Sketchen.

[3] The artists presented a colorful cocktail of music, dance and sketches.

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Pictures or photos of Cocktail

[1] Brooklyn Lamp Cocktail beim Abseihen in ein Cocktailglas
[1] Brooklyn Lamp Cocktail beim Abseihen in ein Cocktailglas

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