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Is it der, die oder das Eid?


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

The word Eid 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 Eid?

How does the declension of Eid 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 der Eid die Eide
Genitive des Eids des Eides der Eide
Dative dem Eid dem Eide den Eiden
Akkusative den Eid die Eide

What is the meaning of Eid in German?

Eid is defined as:

[1] solemn assertion of a promise or a statement

[1] feierliche Beteuerung eines Versprechens oder einer Aussage

How to use Eid in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eid with translations in English.

[1] Er schwor einen Eid auf seine Aussage.

[1] He swore an oath to his statement

[1] Sie leistete den vorgeschriebenen Eid.

[1] She made the prescribed eDe

[1] „Der Eid soll die unterschiedlichen Gruppen der Freiheitskämpfer einen, ihren Mut zum Widerstand stärken.“

[1] "The oath is supposed to strengthen the different groups of freedom fighters, their courage to resist"

[1] „Diese angenehme Aufgabe gestattete mir, alles gemächlich zu betrachten und zu streicheln, und ich muß dem Leser wohl nicht unter Eid versichern, daß ich mich der Aufgabe nach besten Kräften widmete.“

[1] "This pleasant task allowed me to look at and stroke everything leisurely, and I probably don't have to assure the reader under oath that I dedicate myself to the best of the best strength"

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