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Is it der, die oder das Echo?


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

The word Echo 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 Echo?

How does the declension of Echo 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 Echo die Echos
Genitive des Echos der Echos
Dative dem Echo den Echos
Akkusative das Echo die Echos

What is the meaning of Echo in German?

Echo has various definitions in German:

[1] Reflection of sound waves, so that the original sound can be heard two or several times

[1] Reflexion von Schallwellen, so dass man das ursprüngliche Geräusch zwei- oder mehrfach hört

[2] Translated: Retrochy, response to an action

[2] übertragen: Rückwirkung, Erwiderung auf eine Handlung

How to use Echo in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Echo with translations in English.

[1] Hier gibt's ein wunderbares Echo.

[1] There is a wonderful echo

[1] „Vor Aufregung schießt der Mann am Maschinengewehr auf den Turm, schwer rollt das Echo zurück.“

[1] "Before excitement, the man shoots on the tower at the machine gun, the echo rolls back heavily"

[2] Der Vorschlag fand in der Öffentlichkeit ein lebhaftes Echo.

[2] The proposal found a lively echo in the public

[2] „Das weit hörbare Echo, das der neue Kriegsroman auslöste, mußte ihr wie ein Geschenk des Himmels erscheinen.“

[2] "The wide audible echo that the new war novel triggered had to appear like a gift from the sky"

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