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Is it der, die oder das Duo?


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

The word Duo 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 Duo?

How does the declension of Duo 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 Duo die Duos
Genitive des Duos der Duos
Dative dem Duo den Duos
Akkusative das Duo die Duos

What is the meaning of Duo in German?

Duo has various definitions in German:

[1] group of two people who do something together

[1] Gruppe von zwei Personen, die etwas gemeinsam tun

[2] Music: Two instruments or two voices that run a piece of music together

[2] Musik: zwei Instrumente oder zwei Stimmen, die ein Musikstück gemeinsam ausführen

How to use Duo in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Duo with translations in English.

[1] Das Duo aus offensiven Mittelfeldspieler und Stürmer führte die Mannschaft zum Sieg.

[1] The duo of offensive midfielder and striker led the team to the victory

[2] Heute Abend spielt ein Duo bestehend aus einem Saxofonisten und einer Geigerin.

[2] This evening a duo, consisting of a saxophonist and a violinist

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