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Is it der, die oder das College?


The correct article in German of College is das. So it is das College! (nominative case)

The word College is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 College?

How does the declension of College 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 das College die Colleges
Genitive des Colleges des College der Colleges
Dative dem College den Colleges
Akkusative das College die Colleges

What is the meaning of College in German?

College is defined as:

[1] Educational institution Different types: University, School for Vocational Training, Study Community

[1] Bildungseinrichtung unterschiedlichen Typs: Hochschule, Schule zur Berufsausbildung, Studiengemeinschaft

How to use College in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using College with translations in English.

[1] Der Junge besucht für drei Jahre das College.

[1] The boy visits the college for three years

[1] „Das Pembroke College, ein Teil der Universität, ein College unter vielen, wurde 1351 gegründet.“

[1] "The Pembroke College, part of the university, a college among many, was founded in 1351"

[1] „Donna ist ihre Zimmergenossin auf dem College.“

[1] "Donna is her roommate on the college" "

[1] „In vier Jahren College gelang mir das nur einmal.“

[1] "In four years of College I only managed it once"

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Pictures or photos of College

[1] Fettes College in Edinburgh
[1] Fettes College in Edinburgh

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