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Is it der, die oder das Cäcilia?

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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 Cäcilia?

How does the declension of Cäcilia 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 (die) Cäcilia
Genitive der Cäcilia Cäcilias
Dative (der) Cäcilia
Akkusative (die) Cäcilia
vergleiche Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Cäcilia in German?

Cäcilia is defined as:

[1] Roman martyr from the 3,000 century AD. Cäcilia is the patron saint of music and church music as well as the musical instruments

[1] Römische Märtyrerin aus dem 3. Jahrhundert nach Christus. Cäcilia ist die Schutzpatronin der Musik und Kirchenmusik sowie der Musikinstrumente

How to use Cäcilia in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cäcilia with translations in English.

[1] Die Attribute der Heiligen Cäcilia sind der Blumenstrauß, die Orgel und andere Musikinstrumente. In vielen Darstellungen spielt Cäcilia selbst diese Instrumente.

[1] The attributes of the Holy Cäcilia are the bouquet of flowers, the organ and other musical instruments play these instruments in many representations.

[1] Charles Gounod hat zu Ehren der Heiligen Cäcilia die Cäcilienmesse komponiert und sie am 22 November 1855, dem Jahrestag Cäcilias, in Paris uraufgeführt.

[1] Charles Gounod composed the Cäcilienmesse in honor of St. Cäcilia and on November 22, 1855, the anniversary of Cäcilias, in Paris premierede

Pictures or photos of Cäcilia

[1] Cäcilia spielt einen Kontrabass
[1] Cäcilia spielt einen Kontrabass

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