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Is it der, die oder das Ecu?


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

The word Ecu 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 Ecu?

How does the declension of Ecu 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Ecu die Ecu die Ecus
Genitive des Ecu des Ecus der Ecu der Ecus
Dative dem Ecu den Ecu den Ecus
Akkusative den Ecu die Ecu die Ecus

What is the meaning of Ecu in German?

Ecu has various definitions in German:

[1] Outdated: former French coin

[1] veraltet: frühere französische Münze

[2] Currency unit/clearing unit in the European Union before the euro

[2] Währungseinheit/Verrechnungseinheit in der Europäischen Union vor dem Euro

How to use Ecu in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ecu with translations in English.

[1] „Man gab ihr einen Sack voll Ecus zu sechs Francs, und dann kehrten wir zu unserer Feluke zurück.“

[1] "She gave her a sack full of Ecus to six francs, and then we returned to our Feluke"

[2] „Wer all diese schönen Ecus besitzen wird, daran läßt seine Stimme bei aller Freundlichkeit keinen Zweifel.“

[2] "Anyone who will own all these beautiful Ecus leaves his voice with all kindness"

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