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Is it der, die oder das Dose?


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

The word Dose 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 Dose?

How does the declension of Dose 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 Dose die Dosen
Genitive der Dose der Dosen
Dative der Dose den Dosen
Akkusative die Dose die Dosen

What is the meaning of Dose in German?

Dose has various definitions in German:

[1] Small container with lid for storing objects

[1] kleiner Behälter mit Deckel zur Aufbewahrung von Objekten

[2] colloquially: cars of bicycle and motorcyclists

[2] umgangssprachlich: Autos von Fahrrad- und Motorradfahrern

[3] Derb: Description of the primary female genital organs

[3] derb: Bezeichnung der primären weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane

[4] Content for electrical connections

[4] Behältnis für elektrische Verbindungen

How to use Dose in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dose with translations in English.

[1] Als die Dose herunter fiel, sprang der Deckel auf und der Inhalt fiel heraus.

[1] When the can fell down, the lid jumped up and the contents fell out

[1] „Dass die Dose noch immer verschlossen ist, ist für mich so etwas wie das i-Tüpfelchen, obwohl Bier- oder Coladosen, die man am Strand findet, oft voll sind – sie schwimmen dank der kleinen Luftblase in der verschlossenen Dose.“

[1] “For me, the fact that the can is still closed is something like the icing on the cake, although beer or coat roses that you find on the beach are often full- they swim in the locked can thanks to the small air bubble "

[1] Die Nahrungsmittel sind in der Dose konserviert.

[1] The food is preserved in the can

[1] „Wolter drückte ihr eine kleine Dose in die Hand.“

[1] "Wolter pressed a little can into the hand"

[2] Meine Dose ist jetzt schon fünf Jahre alt und immer noch oberaffengeil!

[2] My can is already five years old and still Oberaffeheil

[3] Zeig uns deine Dose nackt her!

[3] Show us your can naked one

[4] Der Stecker muss doch in die Dose.

[4] The plug must be in the can

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