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Is it der, die oder das Einfamilienhaus?


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

The word Einfamilienhaus is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Einfamilienhaus?

How does the declension of Einfamilienhaus 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 Einfamilienhaus die Einfamilienhäuser
Genitive des Einfamilienhauses der Einfamilienhäuser
Dative dem Einfamilienhaus dem Einfamilienhause den Einfamilienhäusern
Akkusative das Einfamilienhaus die Einfamilienhäuser

What is the meaning of Einfamilienhaus in German?

Einfamilienhaus is defined as:

[1] Architecture: A building that serves as a residential building for a single family (or more general for a small group of people who run a common household) and contains only one residential unit

[1] Architektur: ein Gebäude, das als Wohnhaus für eine einzelne Familie (beziehungsweise allgemeiner für eine kleine Gruppe von Menschen, die einen gemeinsamen Haushalt führen) dient und nur eine Wohneinheit enthält

How to use Einfamilienhaus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einfamilienhaus with translations in English.

[1] Wir wohnen in einem Einfamilienhaus.

[1] We live in a single -family house

[1] „Die Einfamilienhäuser machten auf mich keinen großen Eindruck, denn sie wirkten zwischen all den viel höheren Häusern sehr verloren.“

[1] "The single -family houses didn't make a big impression on me, because they seemed very lost between all the much higher houses"

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Pictures or photos of Einfamilienhaus

[1] Einfamilienhaus im Norden Deutschlands
[1] Einfamilienhaus im Norden Deutschlands

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