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Is it der, die oder das Einhorn?


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

The word Einhorn 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 Einhorn?

How does the declension of Einhorn 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 Einhorn die Einhörner
Genitive des Einhorns des Einhornes der Einhörner
Dative dem Einhorn dem Einhorne den Einhörnern
Akkusative das Einhorn die Einhörner

What is the meaning of Einhorn in German?

Einhorn has various definitions in German:

[1] Mythology: horse -like fabulous animal with a horn on the forehead

[1] Mythologie: pferdeartiges Fabeltier mit einem Horn auf der Stirn

[2] Astrology, no plural: constellation south of the sky equator

[2] Astrologie, kein Plural: Sternbild südlich des Himmelsäquators

How to use Einhorn in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einhorn with translations in English.

[1] Im Fantasy-Roman »Das letzte Einhorn« steht: „Nur diejenigen können das Einhorn als Einhorn erkennen, die auch an Einhörner glauben.“

[1] In the fantasy novel "The Last Unicorn" it says: "Only those can recognize the unicorn as unicorn that can also be found in unicorns"

[1] Das Einhorn taucht häufiger in Erzählungen und Gedichten auf, bekannt ist zum Beispiel das Einhorn-Sonett vom deutschen Dichter Rainer Maria Rilke.

[1] The unicorn appears more often in stories and poems.

[1] „Ich kam mir vor, als sähe ich drei Einhörner.“

[1] "I felt like I had three unicorns"

[2] Das Sternbild Einhorn ist im Süden aufgegangen.

[2] The Einhorn constellation rose in the south

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