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Is it der, die oder das Dickdarm?


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

The word Dickdarm is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Dickdarm?

How does the declension of Dickdarm 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 Dickdarm die Dickdärme
Genitive des Dickdarmes des Dickdarms der Dickdärme
Dative dem Dickdarm dem Dickdarme den Dickdärmen
Akkusative den Dickdarm die Dickdärme

What is the meaning of Dickdarm in German?

Dickdarm is defined as:

[1] Anatomy: Part of the digestive tract in humans and in many animals that lies between the small intestine (intestinum tenue) and rectum (rectum)

[1] Anatomie: Teil des Verdauungstraktes beim Menschen und bei vielen Tieren, der zwischen Dünndarm (intestinum tenue) und Mastdarm (Rektum) liegt

How to use Dickdarm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dickdarm with translations in English.

[1] Heute soll der Dickdarm von Herrn Müller gespiegelt werden.

[1] Today the colon is to be mirrored by Mr. Müller

[1] So ähnlich ist es tatsächlich mit unserem Darm. Der ist zunächst einmal ein etwa acht Meter langer Schlauch, der sich vom Magenausgang bis zum After schlängelt, grob unterteilt in Dünn- und Dickdarm, die wieder aus diversen Unterdärmen bestehen.

[1] It is actually similar with our intestine, which is initially an approximately eight meter long hose that meanders from the stomach output to the anus, roughly divided into thin and large intestine, which are again made of various lower intestines.

[1] Ohne sich von den Einwendungen der andern abhalten zu lassen, öffnete er sofort die Bauchhöhle, fand Eiter und öffnete den Dickdarm.

[1] Without being stopped by the objections of the others, he immediately opened the abdominal cavity, found pus and opened the colon

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