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Is it der, die oder das Dinosaurier?


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

The word Dinosaurier 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 Dinosaurier?

How does the declension of Dinosaurier 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 Dinosaurier die Dinosaurier
Genitive des Dinosauriers der Dinosaurier
Dative dem Dinosaurier den Dinosauriern
Akkusative den Dinosaurier die Dinosaurier

What is the meaning of Dinosaurier in German?

Dinosaurier has various definitions in German:

[1] Biology: Only Plural: Animal Group from the group of Sauropsides, which includes the extinct dinosaurs [2] and the recent birds

[1] Biologie: nur Plural: Tiergruppe aus der Gruppe der Sauropsiden, die die ausgestorbenen Dinosaurier[2] und die rezenten Vögel umfasst

[2] Colloquially: Mostly large reptiles extended after the Mesozoikum

[2] umgangssprachlich: nach dem Mesozoikum ausgestorbenes, meist großes Reptil

[3] Translated: Something old, no longer up to date

[3] übertragen: etwas Altes, nicht mehr Zeitgemäßes

How to use Dinosaurier in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dinosaurier with translations in English.

[1] Die Dinosaurier sind nicht ausgestorben, sie leben in Gestalt der Vögel bis heute.

[1] The dinosaurs are not extinct, they live in the form of the birds until today

[1, 2] Einer der bekanntesten Dinosaurier ist der Tyrannosaurus rex.

[1, 2] One of the most famous dinosaurs is the Tyrannosaurus Rexä

[1, 2] „Vermutlich die älteste Baumpflanze der Erde, die sogar die Dinosaurier noch gesehen haben müssen, ist der Ginkgo, der Fächerblattbaum.“

[1, 2] "Probably the oldest tree plant on earth that even the dinosaurs still have to have seen is the ginkgo, the fan blade tree"

[2] Die Dinosaurier wer'n immer trauriger - (Schlager)

[2] The dinosaurs are increasingly sad - (hit)

[2] Es war wohl ein Meteoriteneinschlag, der die Dinosaurier auslöschte.

[2] It was probably a meteorite impact that the dinosaurs wiped out

[3] Für Umweltschützer sind Braunkohlekraftwerke Dinosaurier der Energiegewinnung.

[3] For environmentalists, lignite power plants are dinosaurs of the energy winning

[3] Mit über 45 Dienstjahren ist er ein Dinosaurier in seiner Branche.

[3] With over 45 years of service, he is a dinosaurs in his industry

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Pictures or photos of Dinosaurier

[1] Nachbildung des Dinosauriers Tyrannosaurus rex
[1] Nachbildung des Dinosauriers Tyrannosaurus rex

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