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Is it der, die oder das Darlehen?


The correct article in German of Darlehen is das. So it is das Darlehen! (nominative case)

The word Darlehen is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Darlehen?

How does the declension of Darlehen 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 das Darlehen die Darlehen
Genitive des Darlehens der Darlehen
Dative dem Darlehen den Darlehen
Akkusative das Darlehen die Darlehen

What is the meaning of Darlehen in German?

Darlehen has various definitions in German:

[1] Amount of money that a person or institution makes available to another person or institution for a certain period of time

[1] Geldbetrag, den eine Person oder Institution einer anderen Personen oder Institution für eine gewisse Zeit zur Verfügung stellt

[2] Contract with the content that one party provides the other with a certain amount of money for a certain period of time

[2] Vertrag mit dem Inhalt, dass die eine Partei der anderen einen bestimmten Geldbetrag für eine bestimmte Zeit zur Verfügung stellt

How to use Darlehen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Darlehen with translations in English.

[1] Die Bank hat Herrn Karl das Darlehen verweigert.

[1] The bank refused the loan to Mr. Karl.

[1] Morgen wird das Darlehen ausgezahlt.

[1] Tomorrow the loan will be paid .

[2] Im deutschen Zivilrecht finden sich die Regelungen über das Darlehen in den §§ 488 ff. BGB.

[2] In German civil law, the regulations on loans can be found in §§ 488 ff. BGB.

[2] Die Herren Müller und Möller schlossen ein Darlehen ab.

[2] Messrs. Müller and Möller concluded a loan.

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