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Is it der, die oder das Daumen?


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

The word Daumen 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 Daumen?

How does the declension of Daumen 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 Daumen die Daumen
Genitive des Daumens der Daumen
Dative dem Daumen den Daumen
Akkusative den Daumen die Daumen

What is the meaning of Daumen in German?

Daumen is defined as:

[1] Anatomy: finger of the hand that consists of only two phalanx bones and can be compared to the other fingers due to its position and mobility

[1] Anatomie: Finger der Hand, der nur aus zwei Fingergliedknochen besteht und aufgrund seiner Position und Beweglichkeit den anderen Fingern gegenübergestellt werden kann

How to use Daumen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Daumen with translations in English.

[1] Klaus lutscht immer noch am Daumen.

[1] Klaus is still sucking his thumb.

[1] „Ein kleines Beispiel: wenn wir im Deutschen aufzählen, erstens, zweitens, drittens, beginnen wir zeigend mit dem Daumen der rechten Hand und machen dann mit dem Zeigefinger und dem Mittelfinger weiter und beginnen unter Umständen erneut mit dem Daumen derselben oder der anderen Hand.“[3]

[1] "A small example: when we enumerate in German, first, second, third, we start pointing with the thumb of the right hand and then continue with the index finger and the middle finger and possibly start again with the thumb of the same or the same

[1] „Ich spürte den Druck seines verstümmelten Daumens in meiner Hand.“[4]

[1] "I felt the pressure of his mutilated thumb in my hand" [4]

[1] „An der Spitze seines rechten Daumens hatte er allmählich eine Hornhaut bekommen, und mit der konnte er eine Bierflasche öffnen: er hielt die Flasche am Hals fest und prellte den Verschluß mit dem Daumen ab.“[5]

[1] "He had gradually developed a callus on the tip of his right thumb, and with it he was able to open a beer bottle: he held the bottle by the neck and knocked off the cap with his thumb." [5]

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Pictures or photos of Daumen

[1] Der Daumen
[1] Der Daumen

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