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Is it der, die oder das Cross-over?


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

The word Cross-over 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 Cross-over?

How does the declension of Cross-over 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 Cross-over die Cross-overs
Genitive des Cross-over des Cross-overs der Cross-overs
Dative dem Cross-over den Cross-overs
Akkusative das Cross-over die Cross-overs

What is the meaning of Cross-over in German?

Cross-over has various definitions in German:

[1] Mixing of different styles, whereby the individual styles remain recognizable

[1] Vermischung unterschiedlicher Stile, wobei die einzelnen Stile weiterhin erkennbar bleiben

[2] Biology, especially genetics: Exchange of genetic information between homologous chromosomes during Meiosis

[2] Biologie, speziell Genetik: Austausch von Erbinformationen zwischen homologen Chromosomen während der Meiose

How to use Cross-over in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cross-over with translations in English.

[1] Seine Musik kann man als Cross-over von Pop und Klassik beschreiben.

[1] His music can be described as cross-over pop and classical music



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