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Is it der, die oder das Dorf?


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

The word Dorf 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 Dorf?

How does the declension of Dorf 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 das Dorf die Dörfer
Genitive des Dorfs des Dorfes der Dörfer
Dative dem Dorf dem Dorfe den Dörfern
Akkusative das Dorf die Dörfer

What is the meaning of Dorf in German?

Dorf has various definitions in German:

[1] Small settlement, rural residence

[1] kleine Siedlung, ländlicher Wohnort

[2] The entire inhabitant of a village

[2] die gesamte Einwohnerschaft eines Dorfes

How to use Dorf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dorf with translations in English.

[1] Im Zentrum des Dorfes steht die Kirche.

[1] In the center of the village is the church

[1] „Sie waren Ackerbauern und Viehzüchter, die verstreut auf Gehöften oder in kleinen Dörfern wohnten.“[2]

[1] "They were farmers and cattle breeders scattered on lively or small villages lived" [2]

[1] „Bei jedem Dorf werden wir von bettelnden Kindern umringt.“[3]

[1] "Every village we are surrounded by begging children" [3]

[1] „Die Dörfer der Südpfalz, durch die wir jetzt fahren, sind miteinander verbunden und eingefasst in die Landschaft der Weinberge und des Pfälzer Waldes.“[4]

[1] "The villages of the South Palatinate, through which we drive now, are interconnected and edged into the landscape of the vineyards and the Pfälzer Waldes." [4]

[1] „Als ich weiterfuhr, durch zahlreiche kleine Ortschaften und Dörfer, wiederholten sich Szenen wie diese ungefähr alle fünf Minuten.“[5]

[1] "When I continued, through numerous small towns and villages, scenes like this was about every five minutes" [5]

[2] Das halbe Dorf war gekommen.

[2] Half village had come

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