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Is it der, die oder das Döbel?


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

The word Döbel 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 Döbel?

How does the declension of Döbel 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 Döbel die Döbel
Genitive des Döbels der Döbel
Dative dem Döbel den Döbeln
Akkusative den Döbel die Döbel

What is the meaning of Döbel in German?

Döbel has various definitions in German:

[1] A carp fish that lives in heavily pouring rivers, lakes and small waters

[1] ein Karpfenfisch, der in stark strömenden Flüssen, Seen und Kleingewässern lebt

[2] scenic, regionally, outdated: other carp fish, primarily the hazel (leuciscus leuciscus), less often the Ukelei (Alburnus alburnus)

[2] landschaftlich, regional, veraltet: andere Karpfenfische, vornehmlich der Hasel (Leuciscus leuciscus), seltener der Ukelei (Alburnus alburnus)

How to use Döbel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Döbel with translations in English.

[1] Der Döbel ist im Durchschnitt 30 bis 40 Zentimeter lang.

[1] The chub is on average 30 to 40 centimeters long

[1] Der Döbel lebt meist oberflächennah in Flüssen mit guter Strömung.

[1] The Döbel usually lives on the surface in rivers with good flow

[1] Um den Döbel zu fangen, kann man eine Fliege anbieten.

[1] To catch the chub, you can offer a fly

[1] „Barsche zuckten vor uns zur Seite; wir stöberten große Döbel auf, Karpfen, Schleie, hier und da einen Hecht oder sehr selten einen stattlichen Zander.“

[1] "Parked in front of us to the side.



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Pictures or photos of Döbel

[1] Döbel (Leuciscus cephalus)
[1] Döbel (Leuciscus cephalus)

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