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Is it der, die oder das Dörfchen?


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

The word Dörfchen 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 Dörfchen?

How does the declension of Dörfchen 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 Dörfchen die Dörfchen
Genitive des Dörfchens der Dörfchen
Dative dem Dörfchen den Dörfchen
Akkusative das Dörfchen die Dörfchen

What is the meaning of Dörfchen in German?

Dörfchen is defined as:

[1] Small village

[1] kleines Dorf

How to use Dörfchen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dörfchen with translations in English.

[1] Wir haben in einem urigen Dörfchen Ferien gemacht.

[1] We went on vacation in a rustic village

[1] „Das Dörfchen ist von Feldern umgeben.“

[1] "The village is surrounded by fields"

[1] „Am Abend des Tages, an dem wir Sir George Prevost begegneten, gingen wir durch ein Dörfchen und übernachteten direkt dahinter.“

[1] "On the evening of the day we met Sir George Prevost, we went through a village and stayed right behind"

[1] „Rechterhand, jenseits einer steilen Schlucht sah man ein kleines Dörfchen und ein bescheidenes Herrenhaus mit zerstörten Dächern.“

[1] "On the right, beyond a steep gorge you could see a small village and a modest manor house with destroyed roof" "

[1] „Die außerordentliche Reinlichkeit des Dörfchens war nicht weniger bemerkenswert und trug viel dazu bei, den günstigen Eindruck zu vermehren.“

[1] "The extraordinary cleanliness of the village was no less remarkable and contributed a lot to increase the favorable impression"

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