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Is it der, die oder das Cowboy?


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

The word Cowboy 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 Cowboy?

How does the declension of Cowboy 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 Cowboy die Cowboys
Genitive des Cowboys der Cowboys
Dative dem Cowboy den Cowboys
Akkusative den Cowboy die Cowboys

What is the meaning of Cowboy in German?

Cowboy has various definitions in German:

[1] Fialsics/film: shooting western hero on the North American continent

[1] Belletristik/Film: schießfreudiger Westernheld auf dem nordamerikanischen Kontinent

[2] A cattle guard on cattle farms

[2] ein Viehhüter auf Rinderfarmen

How to use Cowboy in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cowboy with translations in English.

[1] Treffen sich zwei Cowboys! … Beide tot!

[1] Two Cowboys people meet ... both dead!

[1] Zum Fasching verkleide ich mich als Cowboy.

[1] For the carnival, I disguise myself as a cowboye

[2] Die Cowboys trieben die Rinderherde zusammen und veranstalteten ein Rodeo.

[2] The cowboys collided the herd of cattle and organized a Rodeeoä

[2] „Cowboys tragen solche Kleidung in Western-Filmen, wenn sie laut Regieanweisung lächerlich erscheinen sollen.“

[2] "Cowboys wear such clothing in western films if they should appear ridiculous according to the directing instructions"

[2] „Kurz nachdem sie die Bar verlassen hat, bestellt sich der Cowboy noch einen Drink.“

[2] "Shortly after leaving the bar, the cowboy orders a drink"

[2] „Der Cowboy begegnet einem anderen, der in schwarzer Trauerkleidung auf seinem Pferd daherkommt.“

[2] "The cowboy meets another who comes on his horse in black mourning clothes"

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Pictures or photos of Cowboy

[1] ein Cowboy in Aktion
[1] ein Cowboy in Aktion
[2] ein Cowboy bei der Arbeit
[2] ein Cowboy bei der Arbeit

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