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Is it der, die oder das Cousin?


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

The word Cousin 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 Cousin?

How does the declension of Cousin 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 Cousin die Cousins
Genitive des Cousins der Cousins
Dative dem Cousin den Cousins
Akkusative den Cousin die Cousins

What is the meaning of Cousin in German?

Cousin is defined as:

[1] A son of uncle or aunt

[1] ein Sohn von Onkel oder Tante

How to use Cousin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cousin with translations in English.

[1] Mein Cousin Markus B. ist ein toller Mensch.

[1] My cousin Markus Bä is a great person.

[1] Die Ehe einer Frau mit ihrem Cousin ersten und zweiten Grades ist in Deutschland gesetzlich erlaubt.

[1] The marriage of a woman with her first and second degree cousin is legally allowed in Germany

[1] Peter habe ich übrigens auf der Hochzeit getroffen, er ist ein Cousin der Braut, ich weiß gar nicht recht, von welcher Seite und über wie viele Ecken.

By the way, I met Peter at the wedding, he is a cousin of the bride, I don't really know from which side and how many cornerä

[1] „So spielten die jungen Cousins jeden Abend Fußball auf dem Spielplatz hinterm Getreidesilo.“

[1] "So the young cousins ​​played football every evening on the playground behind the grain silo" "

[1] „Als Tewje einmal in Kiew mit seinen Milchwaren unterwegs ist, begegnet er einem Mann namens Menachem Mendel, der sich ihm als Verwandter vorstellt, ein entfernter Cousin seiner Frau Golda.“

[1] "When Tewje is traveling in Kyiv with his dairy goods, he meets a man named Menachem Mendel, who imagines him as a relative, a distant cousin of his wife Goldae"

[1] „Der junge Drubezkoi, Ihr Cousin, bemüht sich auch kräftig um sie.“

[1] "The young Drubezkoi, her cousin, also tries hard for her"

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