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Is it der, die oder das Dinner?


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

The word Dinner 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 Dinner?

How does the declension of Dinner 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Dinner die Dinners die Dinner
Genitive des Dinners der Dinners der Dinner
Dative dem Dinner den Dinners den Dinnern
Akkusative das Dinner die Dinners die Dinner

What is the meaning of Dinner in German?

Dinner is defined as:

[1] evening main meal

[1] abendliche Hauptmahlzeit

How to use Dinner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dinner with translations in English.

[1] „Wann immer ich an dieses Dinner unter einem hell glitzernden Sternenzelt in Kalifornien denke, muss ich grinsen.“

[1] "Whenever I think of this dinner under a lightly glittering star tent in California, I have to grin" "

[1] „Bei festlichen Anlässen, Dinners und Frühstücken wurden aufmerksam alle Vorschriften der englischen Etikette beachtet.“

[1] "On festive occasions, dinners and breakfast, all regulations of the English etiquette were carefully considered"

[1] „Der farbige Butler verbeugte sich stumm und ging. Seine Verbeugung war mehr freundschaftlich als servil und erfolgte auch nur, weil Johnny Besuch zum Dinner hatte.“

[1] "The colored butler bowed silently and Gingä his bow was more friendly than servil and only took place because Johnny had a visit to the dinner."

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