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Is it der, die oder das Däne?


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

The word Däne 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 Däne?

How does the declension of Däne 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 Däne die Dänen
Genitive des Dänen der Dänen
Dative dem Dänen den Dänen
Akkusative den Dänen die Dänen

What is the meaning of Däne in German?

Däne has various definitions in German:

[1] Citizens of Denmark

[1] Staatsbürger von Dänemark

[2] Members of the Nordic people, named after which Denmark is named

[2] Angehöriger des nordischen Volkes, nach dem Dänemark benannt ist

How to use Däne in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Däne with translations in English.

[1] Nur wenige Dänen sprechen Friesisch.

[1] Only a few Danes speak Friesischä

[1] Lars Ulrich ist ein gebürtiger Däne.

[1] Lars Ulrich is a native of Dane

[1] „Bis jetzt hat sie mit den Dänen verhandelt, einer früheren Kolonialmacht, der man den guten Willen nicht absprechen kann, und sei es aus schlechtem Gewissen.“

[1] "So far she has negotiated with the Danes, an earlier colonial power that cannot be denied the good will, even if from a bad conscience"

[2] In Flensburg leben seit Alters her viele Dänen.

[2] Many Danish have lived in Flensburg since ancient times

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