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Is it der, die oder das Edda?


The correct article in German of Edda is die. So it is die Edda! (nominative case)

The word Edda is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Edda?

How does the declension of Edda 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 die Edda die Eddas
Genitive der Edda der Eddas
Dative der Edda den Eddas
Akkusative die Edda die Eddas

What is the meaning of Edda in German?

Edda has various definitions in German:

[1] Older Edda: Altisland collection of gods and heroes

[1] ältere Edda: altisländische Sammlung von Götter- und Heldensagen

[2] Younger Edda: Altisland textbook for poetry

[2] jüngere Edda: altisländisches Lehrbuch für Dichtkunst

How to use Edda in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Edda with translations in English.

[1] „Die Sprache der Edda ist die des alten Island und Norwegen…“

[1] "The language of the Edda is that of ancient Island and Norway ..."

[1] „Auch in der Edda, der Sammlung altnordischer Dichtung, sind Zaubersprüche überliefert.“

[1] "Also in the Edda, the collection of Old Norse poetry, magic sayings have been awarded"

[1] „Der Schmied Arnhjún trat vor und rezitierte einige Strophen des Hávamál aus der Edda.“

[1] "The blacksmith Arnhjún performed and recited some stanzas of the Hávamál from the Eddaä"

[2] Aus der Edda von Snorri Sturluson sollten die Skalden, die jungen altnordischen Dichter, die Dichtkunst kennen lernen.

[2] From the Edda of Snorri Sturluson, the scales, the young Old Norse poets, should get to know the poetry art

[2] „Die Edda des Snorri Sturluson ist eines der merkwürdigsten Bücher der Weltliteratur.“

[2] "The Edda des Snorri Sturluson is one of the strangest books in the world literature"

[2] „So eindeutig die Erwähnung Snorris als Verfasser der ›Edda‹ in der Handschrift U auch scheinen mag, so umstritten ist doch - vor allem in der älteren Literatur - die Autorenschaft des Snorri Sturluson.“

[2] "As clear as the author of the› Edda ‹in the handwriting and may seem, the authorship of the Snorri Sturlusonä" is - especially in older literature - so - especially in older literature - especially in older literature "

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