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Is it der, die oder das Coup?


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

The word Coup 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 Coup?

How does the declension of Coup 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 Coup die Coups
Genitive des Coups der Coups
Dative dem Coup den Coups
Akkusative den Coup die Coups

What is the meaning of Coup in German?

Coup is defined as:

[1] A daring and mostly unexpectedly carried out, successful undertaking

[1] eine gewagte und meist unerwartet durchgeführte, erfolgreiche Unternehmung

How to use Coup in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Coup with translations in English.

[1] Nach dem erfolgreichen China-Geschäft plant er schon den nächsten Coup.

[1] After the successful China business, he is already planning the next coupe

[1] „Dieser Coup eröffnete Sigmar Gabriel erst den Weg, vom Parteivorsitz zu lassen.“

[1] "This coup only opened Sigmar Gabriel to leave the party chair"

[1] „Im September 2016, so weiß man inzwischen, wartet Khedache schon länger auf die Gelegenheit, einen Coup zu landen.“

[1] "In September 2016, you now know, Khedache has been waiting for the opportunity to land a coup for a long time"

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