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Is it der, die oder das Diva?


The correct article in German of Diva is die. So it is die Diva! (nominative case)

The word Diva is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Diva?

How does the declension of Diva 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 die Diva die Diven die Divas
Genitive der Diva der Diven der Divas
Dative der Diva den Diven den Divas
Akkusative die Diva die Diven die Divas

What is the meaning of Diva in German?

Diva has various definitions in German:

[1] A woman who is famous for her extraordinary talent, for example as a singer or actress

[1] eine Frau, die wegen ihrer außergewöhnlichen Begabung berühmt ist, zum Beispiel als Sängerin oder Schauspielerin

[2] Person (mostly a woman, but also a man) who is noticeable through eccentric everywhere and moodiness

[2] Person (meist eine Frau, aber auch Mann), die durch exzentrische Allüren und Launenhaftigkeit auffällt

How to use Diva in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diva with translations in English.

[1] Maria Callas war eine berühmte Sopranistin und wurde oft als Diva bezeichnet.

[1] Maria Callas was a famous soprano and was often referred to as Diva

[1] „In dieser Atmosphäre vereinbarten sie ein Treffen in der Nacht, in der auch das Konzert der Diva der Eisenbahntrassen stattfand.“

[1] "In this atmosphere, they agreed to meet at the night when the concert of the Diva of the railway routes also took place"

[1] „Die Welt fordert bald von ihm Interviews, politische Stellungnahmen, später, wenn er an der Seite der großen Divas Hollywoods zu sehen sein wird, füllt sein Name nicht mehr nur die Feuilletons und Literaturzeitschriften, sondern auch die Klatschspalten der Regenbogenpresse.“

[1] "The world will soon ask him interviews, political statements, later when he can be seen alongside the great divas of Hollywood, his name no longer only fills the feuilletons and literary magazines, but also the gossip columns of the rainbow press"

[2] Sie führt sich mal wieder auf wie eine Diva.

[2] It leads up again like a division

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