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Is it der, die oder das Corps?


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

The word Corps 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 Corps?

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

What is the meaning of Corps in German?

Corps has various definitions in German:

[1] Military: Large Association, which is often subject to several divisions

[1] Militär: Großverband, dem oft mehrere Divisionen unterstehen

[2] Organizational form of students

[2] Organisationsform von Studenten

How to use Corps in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Corps with translations in English.

[1] „Die Russen rückten bis Frankfurt vor, und hier stieß ein österreichisches Corps, von Loudon geführt, zu ihnen.“

[1] "The Russians moved to Frankfurt, and here an Austrian corps, led by Loudon, came to them"

[2] „Die Aufnahme in einem Corps ist vollkommen unabhängig von Nationalität, Religion oder politischer Einstellung.“

[2] "Admission in a corps is completely independent of nationality, religion or political attitude"

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