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Is it der, die oder das Cottage?


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

The word Cottage 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 Cottage?

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

What is the meaning of Cottage in German?

Cottage has various definitions in German:

[1] House/house in the country

[1] Haus/Häuschen auf dem Land

[2] Villas in Vienna

[2] Villenviertel in Wien

How to use Cottage in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cottage with translations in English.

[1] „Ein Cottage, in dem eine berühmte Dichterin geboren worden war, hatte man zu einem Museum ihres Lebens umgewandelt.“

[1] "A cottage in which a famous poet was born, they had been converted into a museum of her life"

[2] „Das Cottage umfasste 1961 84,27 Hektar Nettobauland mit 6644 Bewohnern.“

[2] "In 1961 the Cottage comprised 84.27 hectares of Nettobauland with 6644 residents"

[2] „An sich geht es in der Ottakringer Cottage am Fuß des Wilhelminenbergs ähnlich beschaulich zu wie in anderen Speckgürtellagen Wiens: Bis auf den einen oder anderen Heurigen werden hier die Trottoirs raufgeklappt, sobald die Dunkelheit hereinbricht.“

[2] "In itself, the Ottakringer Cottage at the foot of the Wilhelminenberg is just as tranquil as in other bacon agencies in Vienna: Except for one or the other heurigen, the sidewalks are folded up here as soon as the darkness breaks out"

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