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Is it der, die oder das Cross?


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

The word Cross 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 Cross?

How does the declension of Cross 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Cross die Cross die Crosses
Genitive des Cross der Cross der Crosses
Dative dem Cross den Cross den Crosses
Akkusative den Cross die Cross die Crosses

What is the meaning of Cross in German?

Cross has various definitions in German:

[1] Sport, especially tennis: ball that is played diagonally in the opposing field

[1] Sport, speziell Tennis: Ball, der diagonal in das gegnerische Feld gespielt wird

[2] Sport, especially running, cycling and motorsport: competition, in which the route leads through forests and/or over hill

[2] Sport, speziell Lauf, Radsport und Motorsport: Wettbewerb, bei dem die Strecke durch Wälder und/oder über Hügel führt

How to use Cross in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cross with translations in English.

[1] Sie schulg einen Cross.

[1] You school a cross

[2] Er nimmt an einem Cross im Mountainbike tei.

[2] He takes a cross in the mountain bike

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