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Is it der, die oder das Credo?


The correct article in German of Credo is das. So it is das Credo! (nominative case)

The word Credo is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Credo?

How does the declension of Credo 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 das Credo die Credos
Genitive des Credos der Credos
Dative dem Credo den Credos
Akkusative das Credo die Credos

What is the meaning of Credo in German?

Credo has various definitions in German:

[1] Christianity: Apostolic Creed

[1] Christentum: apostolisches Glaubensbekenntnis

[2] Education: Convention that someone represents

[2] bildungssprachlich: Überzeugung, die jemand vertritt

How to use Credo in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Credo with translations in English.



[2] „Niemals ist sie in der Öffentlichkeit mit ihrem stets offensiv vorgetragenen Credo auf Ablehnung gestoßen.“

[2] "She never came up with rejection in public with her offensive credo"

[2] „Die von Hannibal von Anfang an konsequent betriebene ideologische Kriegsführung trug nun erste Früchte. Sie erlaubte ihm die Befolgung seines politisch-militärischen Credos: die Fortsetzung seines Feldzuges auf italischem Boden, was zur Folge hatte, dass Nordafrika von den Schrecken des Krieges verschont blieb.“

[2] "The ideological warfare from Hannibal from the start now wore the first fruit she allowed him to comply with his political-military creed: the continuation of his campaign on Italian soil, which resulted in North Africa of the horrors of war was spared. "

[2] „Das Credo des Enkels ist unmissverständlich.“

[2] "The creed of the grandson is unmistakable"

[2] „Dieses Credo der Demokratie ist den meisten afrikanischen Führern bis heute fremd.“

[2] "This credo of democracy is still foreign to most African leaders"

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