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Is it der, die oder das Courage?


The correct article in German of Courage is die. So it is die Courage! (nominative case)

The word Courage is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Courage?

How does the declension of Courage 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 die Courage
Genitive der Courage
Dative der Courage
Akkusative die Courage

What is the meaning of Courage in German?

Courage is defined as:

[1] feeling in which despite the dangerous situation there is no fear

[1] Gefühl, bei dem trotz gefährlicher Situation keine Angst auftritt

How to use Courage in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Courage with translations in English.

[1] In so einer Situation muss man auch Courage zeigen.

[1] In such a situation you also have to show Courage

[1] Beim Anblick seines Gegners verlor er die Courage.

[1] At the sight of his opponent, he lost the Courageee

[1] „Dieser Einwand kursierte, seit der Terror des Pariser Wohlfahrtsausschusses viele deutsche Schriftsteller und Gelehrte über ihre eigene Courage hatte so erschrecken lassen, dass sie auch mental wieder zu jener Ordnung zurückkehrten, die von ihnen politisch ohnehin nie infrage gestellt worden war.“

[1] "This objection has been circulating since the terror of the Paris Welfare Committee had many German writers and scholars about their own courage so frightened that they also mentally returned to the order that they had never been politically questioned anyway"

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