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Is it der, die oder das Dachboden?


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

The word Dachboden 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 Dachboden?

How does the declension of Dachboden 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 Dachboden die Dachböden
Genitive des Dachbodens der Dachböden
Dative dem Dachboden den Dachböden
Akkusative den Dachboden die Dachböden

What is the meaning of Dachboden in German?

Dachboden is defined as:

[1] room directly below a roof

[1] Raum direkt unterhalb eines Daches

How to use Dachboden in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dachboden with translations in English.

[1] In vielen Häusern dient der Dachboden als Rumpelkammer.

[1] In many houses, the attic serves as a rumpel chamber

[1] „Auf dem Dachboden befand sich eine Kathedrale in Miniaturformat.“

[1] "In the attic there was a cathedral in miniature formation"

[1] „Menschenscheuer denn je, verkroch sich Horst Cunert auf dem Dachboden in der Düsternstraße, zwischen Blechkästen und Dampfschiffen, wo ihn nur Cesar und Roman besuchen durften.“

[1] "Human scours than ever, Horst Cunert crawled in the attic in Düsternstrasse, between sheet metal boxes and steamships, where only Cesar and Roman were allowed to visit him"

[1] „Auf dem Dachboden schossen wir mit Axels Luftgewehr auf Papierscheiben.“

[1] "In the attic we shot with Axel's air rifle on paper disc"

[1] „Mit einer Petroleumlampe in der Hand zeigte sie Hjartvard auf dem Dachboden das Zimmer.“

[1] "With a petroleum lamp in her hand, she showed Hjartvard in the attic"

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