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Is it der, die oder das Dirndl?


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

The word Dirndl 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 Dirndl?

How does the declension of Dirndl 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 Dirndl die Dirndln die Dirndl
Genitive des Dirndls der Dirndln der Dirndl
Dative dem Dirndl den Dirndln den Dirndln
Akkusative das Dirndl die Dirndln die Dirndl

What is the meaning of Dirndl in German?

Dirndl has various definitions in German:

[1] (Plural 1) Bavarian, Austrian: girl, young woman

[1] (Plural 1) bairisch, österreichisch: Mädchen, junge Frau

[2] (Plural 2) Dress of the Bavarian and Austrian costume

[2] (Plural 2) Kleid der bairischen und österreichischen Tracht

[3] (only plural 2) Austrian: fruits of the grain cherry

[3] (nur Plural 2) österreichisch: Früchte der Kornelkirsche

How to use Dirndl in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dirndl with translations in English.

[1] Ach, was für ein fesches Dirndl ist aus deiner Nichte geworden!

[1] Oh, what a smart dirndl is from your niece

[2] Zur Oktoberfestzeit werden in München die Dirndl aus dem Schrank geholt.

[2] At the Oktoberfest season, the dirndls are taken out of the closet in Munich

[2] „Als sie sich am verabredeten Ort einfanden, war es ein deutsches Lokal mit Blasmusik und Dirndl.“

[2] "When they came to the agreed place, it was a German restaurant with brass music and dirndlä"



How do you pronounce Dirndl?

Dirndl (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Dirndl

[2] die Miesbacher Tracht: Dirndl und Lederhose
[2] die Miesbacher Tracht: Dirndl und Lederhose

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