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Is it der, die oder das Duell?


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

The word Duell 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 Duell?

How does the declension of Duell 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 Duell die Duelle
Genitive des Duells der Duelle
Dative dem Duell den Duellen
Akkusative das Duell die Duelle

What is the meaning of Duell in German?

Duell is defined as:

[1] A duel with weapons, which is usually held after previously defined rules

[1] ein meist nach zuvor festgelegten Regeln ausgetragener Zweikampf mit Waffen

How to use Duell in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Duell with translations in English.

[1] Er hat ihn zum Duell gefordert.

[1] He requested him to duel

[1] Er ist im Duell gefallen.

[1] He fell in the duel

[1] „Eine andere, sehr beliebte, aber eher gefährliche Form der Ehrrettung stellten lange Zeit Duelle dar.“

[1] "Another very popular, but rather dangerous form of honest rescue put duelle for a long time"

[1] „Am achten Tag kam Mr. Goodman zurück und fand sechs Forderungen zum Duell vor - meine Sottisen hatten Folgen gezeitigt.“

[1] "On the eighth day, Mrä Goodman came back and found six demands for duel - my Sottisen had had consequences."

[1] „Auch kann Kretschmer kaum an dem ersten Duell schuld sein, das sein Schüler führt.“

[1] "Also, Kretschmer can hardly be to blame for the first duel that his student leads"

[1] „Nichts verkörperte den südlichen Ehrbegriff besser als das Duell.“

[1] "Nothing embodied the southern concept of honor better than the Duellä"

[1] „Darüber hinaus führte mein Vater ein großes Buch, in das er die Geschichte eines jeden Duells mit allen Einzelheiten eintrug, was ihm wirklich den großen Vorteil verschaffte, in allen verworrenen Fällen gerecht urteilen zu können.“

[1] "In addition, my father led a large book in which he entered the story of every duel with all the details, which really gave him the great advantage of judging fairy in all confused cases"

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