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Is it der, die oder das Dummkopf?


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

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

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 Dummkopf?

How does the declension of Dummkopf 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 Dummkopf die Dummköpfe
Genitive des Dummkopfs des Dummkopfes der Dummköpfe
Dative dem Dummkopf den Dummköpfen
Akkusative den Dummkopf die Dummköpfe

What is the meaning of Dummkopf in German?

Dummkopf is defined as:

[1] insulting: stupid person

[1] beleidigend: dummer Mensch

How to use Dummkopf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dummkopf with translations in English.

[1] Ich Dummkopf, dass ich die Schule abgebrochen habe!

[1] I stupid that I broke off school

[1] „Nur Dummköpfe verlangen von euch, dass ihr eure Herkunft, eure Sprache und euren Glauben verleugnet.“

[1] "Only fooling heads demand that you deny your origin, your language and your faith"

[1] „Heinrich Cuno ist ein unwissender Dummkopf, der sich vor Eitelkeit aufbläht.“

[1] "Heinrich Cuno is an ignorant fool who flows up with vanity"

[1] „Er war ein Dummkopf mit dem Verstand eines Hanswurstes und hielt alle, sie ihm zuhörten, für noch einfältiger.“

[1] "He was a fool with the mind of a Hanswurst and thought all of them, listened to him, was still a mere" "

[1] „Ich muß an jener Frau wohl doch leidenschaftlicher gehangen haben, als ich selber wußte; sonst würde es mir nicht so schwerfallen, zuzugeben, daß jener Dummkopf sie geliebt hat.“

[1] "I must have hung more passionate about that woman than I myself would not find it so difficult to admit that the fool has loved her"

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