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Is it der, die oder das Dosenöffner?


The correct article in German of Dosenöffner is der. So it is der Dosenöffner! (nominative case)

The word Dosenöffner is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Dosenöffner?

How does the declension of Dosenöffner 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 der Dosenöffner die Dosenöffner
Genitive des Dosenöffners der Dosenöffner
Dative dem Dosenöffner den Dosenöffnern
Akkusative den Dosenöffner die Dosenöffner

What is the meaning of Dosenöffner in German?

Dosenöffner is defined as:

[1] a kitchen appliance that can be used to open cans

[1] ein Küchengerät, mit dem man Konservendosen öffnen kann

How to use Dosenöffner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dosenöffner with translations in English.

[1] Hast du einen Dosenöffner?

[1] Do you have a can opener?

[1] „Es war ein vielleicht längst ausrangierter Dosenöffner, aber durchaus noch brauchbar.“[1]

[1] "It was a can opener that may have long since been discarded, but it was still usable." [1]

[1] „Er haute den Dosenöffner in die Bierdose, ruckelte ein wenig damit und versuchte, das Bier aus der kleinen gezackten Öffnung in ein Glas zu gießen.“[2]

[1] "He knocked the can opener into the beer can, jerked it a little and tried to pour the beer from the small jagged opening into a glass." [2]

[1] „Bobby stopfte alles in eine leere Sporttasche und vergaß auch nicht, einen Dosenöffner mitzunehmen.“[3]

[1] "Bobby stuffed everything into an empty gym bag and didn't forget to take a can opener with him." [3]

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