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Is it der, die oder das Cousine?


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

The word Cousine 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 Cousine?

How does the declension of Cousine 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 Cousine die Cousinen
Genitive der Cousine der Cousinen
Dative der Cousine den Cousinen
Akkusative die Cousine die Cousinen

What is the meaning of Cousine in German?

Cousine is defined as:

[1] Daughter of uncle or aunt

[1] Tochter von Onkel oder Tante

How to use Cousine in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cousine with translations in English.

[1] Meine Cousine ist auch eine schöne Frau.

[1] My cousin is also a beautiful woman

[1] Ich sehe meine Cousine Klara nur zum Geburtstag meiner Oma.

[1] I only see my cousin Klara for my grandmother's birthday

[1] „Meine Cousine hat ihr Haus in Moers von zwei Polen streichen lassen.“

[1] "My cousin has had her house in Moers from two Poles"

[1] „Es hat wenige Wochen gedauert, bis mein polnischer Name eingedeutscht wurde, und ein Jahr, bis mein Polnisch von einem deutschen Akzent durchzogen wurde, für den mich meine polnische Cousine bei ihren Besuchen verlachte.“

[1] "It took a few weeks until my Polish name was Germanized, and a year until my Polish was crossed by a German accent for which my Polish cousin losing me during her visits"

[1] „Meine damals zehnjährige Cousine Jana und ich langweilten uns auf dem Friedhof zu Tode.“

[1] "My then ten -year -old cousin Jana and I bored each other in the cemetery in Tode" "

[1] „Ich suchte meine Cousinen auf.“

[1] "I was looking for my cousins"

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