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Is it der, die oder das Cup?


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

The word Cup 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 Cup?

How does the declension of Cup 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 Cup die Cups
Genitive des Cups der Cups
Dative dem Cup den Cups
Akkusative den Cup die Cups

What is the meaning of Cup in German?

Cup has various definitions in German:

[1] Sport: Cup that the winner receives in a competition

[1] Sport: Pokal, den der Sieger bei einem Wettbewerb erhält

[2] Sport: Competition in which you can win [1]

[2] Sport: Wettbewerb, bei dem man [1] gewinnen kann

[3] Clothing: Shell of a bra (BHS)

[3] Kleidung: Schale eines Büstenhalters (BHs)

How to use Cup in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cup with translations in English.

[1] Es war ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl, den Cup endlich in Händen zu halten.

[1] It was an indescribable feeling to finally hold the cup in hands

[2] Zum ersten Mal konnten sie sich für den Cup qualifizieren.

[2] For the first time they were able to qualify for the Cup

[3] Schüttele doch bitte erst die Krümel aus deinen Cups.

[3] Please shake the crumbs out of your cups

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[3] zwei Cups eines sogenannten Fullcups
[3] zwei Cups eines sogenannten Fullcups

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