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Is it der, die oder das Defense?


The correct article in German of Defense is die. So it is die Defense! (nominative case)

The word Defense is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Defense?

How does the declension of Defense 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 die Defense die Defenses
Genitive der Defense der Defenses
Dative der Defense den Defenses
Akkusative die Defense die Defenses

What is the meaning of Defense in German?

Defense is defined as:

[1] Basketball, football: entirety of the defending players

[1] Basketball, Football: Gesamtheit der verteidigenden Spieler

How to use Defense in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Defense with translations in English.

[1] „Härtester Konkurrent waren die Philadelphia Eagles, angeführt von Running Back Steve Van Buren, wegen seiner Nervenstärke auch ‚Ice Man‘ genannt, und ihrer Defense.“

[1] "Hardest competitors were the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Running Back Steve van Buren, also called 'Ice Man' because of his nerve strength, and their defensee"

[1] „Auch wenn sich die Offense deutlich gesteigert hat, bleibt die Defense das Rückgrat des Teams – und das trotz schwerwiegender Ausfälle.“

[1] "Even if the offense has increased significantly, the defense remains the backbone of the team - and despite the serious failure"

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