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Is it der, die oder das Dutzend?


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

The word Dutzend is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

[2] If the word dozen is expressed with the word that is not an accurate number, it can be understood as a number adjective, so that in addition to the capitalization, the small letter is also possible dozen

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 Dutzend?

How does the declension of Dutzend 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 Dutzend die Dutzende
Genitive des Dutzends der Dutzende
Dative dem Dutzend den Dutzenden
Akkusative das Dutzend die Dutzende

What is the meaning of Dutzend in German?

Dutzend has various definitions in German:

[1] Without Plural: Age, but still common number classification for the number of twelvefeis, twelve

[1] ohne Plural: alter, aber auch heute noch gebräuchlicher Zahlklassifikator für die Zahl Zwölf; zwölf

[2] In the plural: indefinite number of some people many

[2] im Plural: unbestimmte Anzahl von etwas; viele

How to use Dutzend in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dutzend with translations in English.

[1] „In den Alpen und im Alpenvorland kreisen bei guter Thermik nicht weniger als zwei bis drei Dutzend Gleit- und Deltaflieger gleichzeitig über dem Tal.“

[1] "In the Alps and in the Alpine foothills, with good thermals, no less than two to three dozen sliding and delta flyers circle over the Talä" at the same time "

[1] „Fast alle, die im Höhenbergsteigen Rang und Namen haben, sind an der Lhotse-Südwand gescheitert, insgesamt rund ein Dutzend Expeditionen.“

[1] "Almost everyone who has rank and names in high mountaineering has failed on the Lhotse-Südwand, around a dozen expedition" in total "

[1] Ich habe heute zwei Dutzend Äpfel gekauft.

[1] I bought two dozen apples today

[1] „Er schlägt ein Dutzend Eier hinein.“

[1] "He hits a dozen eggs"

[1] „Ich fand mich plötzlich auf einem Podium einem Lautsprecher und etwa zwei Dutzend bleichen Gesichtern gegenüber, die deutschen Journalisten gehörten.“

[1] "I suddenly found myself a loudspeaker on a podium and about two dozen bleaching faces that belonged to the German journalists"

[2] Auf dem Platz versammelten sich dutzende Schaulustige.

[2] Dozens of onlookers gathered on the square

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