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Is it der, die oder das Eiche?


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

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

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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 Eiche?

How does the declension of Eiche 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 Eiche die Eichen
Genitive der Eiche der Eichen
Dative der Eiche den Eichen
Akkusative die Eiche die Eichen

What is the meaning of Eiche in German?

Eiche has various definitions in German:

[1] Leaf tree of the genus Quercus

[1] Laubbaum der Gattung Quercus

[2] No plural: type of wood of [1]

[2] kein Plural: Holzart von [1]

How to use Eiche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eiche with translations in English.

[1] Eichen werden mehrere hundert Jahre alt.

[1] oaks become several hundred years alto

[1] „Und dann zog, von dieser Eiche ausgehend, eine ganze Reihe hoffnungsloser, aber doch von einem wehmütigen Glücksgefühl erfüllter Gedanken durch Fürst Andrejs Seele.“

[1] "And then, starting from this oak, a whole series of hopeless, but still fulfilled by a wistful feeling of happiness through Prince Andrejs Seeleä"

[2] Unser Wohnzimmerschrank ist aus Eiche.

[2] Our living room cabinet is made of Eichee

[2] „Auf jeden Fall trafen die Invasoren, die in langen Ruderbooten aus Eiche kamen, auf eine Hochkultur im Niedergang.“

[2] "In any case, the invaders who came from oak in long row boats met a high culture in the decline"

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Pictures or photos of Eiche

[1] eine Eiche
[1] eine Eiche

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