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Is it der, die oder das Doppelsaite?


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

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

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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 Doppelsaite?

How does the declension of Doppelsaite 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 die Doppelsaite die Doppelsaiten
Genitive der Doppelsaite der Doppelsaiten
Dative der Doppelsaite den Doppelsaiten
Akkusative die Doppelsaite die Doppelsaiten

What is the meaning of Doppelsaite in German?

Doppelsaite is defined as:

[1] Music: Two strings closely related to each other (with the same mood) with a musical instrument that is made to sound together

[1] Musik: zwei dicht aneinander liegende Saiten (mit gleicher Stimmung) bei einem Musikinstrument, die gemeinsam zum Klingen gebracht werden

How to use Doppelsaite in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Doppelsaite with translations in English.

[1] „Die Tsouras […] ist eine in der griechischen Volksmusik gespielte Schalenhalslaute mit drei Doppelsaiten.“

[1] "The Tsouras […] is a shell neck played in Greek folk music with three double strings"

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Pictures or photos of Doppelsaite

[1] Hamburger Waldzither mit einer einzelnen Basssaite (links) und daran anschließend vier Doppelsaiten
[1] Hamburger Waldzither mit einer einzelnen Basssaite (links) und daran anschließend vier Doppelsaiten

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