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Is it der, die oder das Delphin?


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

The word Delphin 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 Delphin?

How does the declension of Delphin 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 Delphin die Delphine
Genitive des Delphins der Delphine
Dative dem Delphin den Delphinen
Akkusative den Delphin die Delphine

What is the meaning of Delphin in German?

Delphin has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: mammal that lives in the water belongs to the order of the whales

[1] Zoologie: zur Ordnung der Wale gehörendes Säugetier, das im Wasser lebt

[2] Swimming: a swimming style

[2] Schwimmen: ein Schwimmstil

[3] Astronomy: constellation near the sky equator

[3] Astronomie: Sternbild in der Nähe des Himmelsäquators

How to use Delphin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Delphin with translations in English.

[1] „Im März 1966 erließ das sowjetische Fischereiministerium ein zehnjähriges Verbot des gewerblichen Fangs von Delphinen im Schwarzen und im Asowschen Meer.“

[1] "In March 1966, the Soviet Fishermininium issued a ten -year ban on the commercial catch of dolphins in the black and in Asow's Meere" "

[1] „Bei Virginia Woolf nun taucht gleich ein ganzer Schwarm von Delphinen auf.“

[1] "At Virginia Woolf, a whole swarm of dolphins is dipping"

[1] „Wenig später sahen sie auch die Delphine, die hinter den Fischen her waren.“

[1] "A little later they also saw the dolphins that were behind the fish"

How do you pronounce Delphin?

Delfin (Österreich)

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