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Is it der, die oder das Eichhörnchen?


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

The word Eichhörnchen 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 Eichhörnchen?

How does the declension of Eichhörnchen 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 Eichhörnchen die Eichhörnchen
Genitive des Eichhörnchens der Eichhörnchen
Dative dem Eichhörnchen den Eichhörnchen
Akkusative das Eichhörnchen die Eichhörnchen

What is the meaning of Eichhörnchen in German?

Eichhörnchen is defined as:

[1] Zoology: Small, red -brown to black -brown rodent with a bushy tail

[1] Zoologie: kleines, rotbraunes bis schwarzbraunes Nagetier mit buschigem Schwanz

How to use Eichhörnchen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eichhörnchen with translations in English.

[1] Eichhörnchen sind Waldbewohner; die meisten Arten gibt es auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent.

[1] Squirrels are forest dwellers Most species are available on the American continent

[1] Bin ich etwa schon so alt, dass man mich in den Park schicken kann, um dort Enten und Eichhörnchen zu füttern?

[1] I am already so old that you can send me to the park to ducks and squirrels to feed

[1] „In den Linden sangen die Vögel, und ein Eichhörnchen huschte über den Asphalt, sah sich ängstlich um und witschte den Stamm hinauf.“

[1] "The birds sang in the linden trees, and a squirrel scurried over the asphalt, looked around anxiously and wits up the trunk"

[1] „Dieses Gewirre von zahllosen Stacheln ließ buchstäblich kein Eichhörnchen an einem dieser Baumstämme fußen.“

[1] "This girder of countless spines literally did not let any squirrel on one of these tree trunks to be found"

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[1] ein europäisches Eichhörnchen
[1] ein europäisches Eichhörnchen

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