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Is it der, die oder das Einmaleins?


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

The word Einmaleins 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 Einmaleins?

How does the declension of Einmaleins 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 Einmaleins
Genitive des Einmaleins
Dative dem Einmaleins
Akkusative das Einmaleins

What is the meaning of Einmaleins in German?

Einmaleins has various definitions in German:

[1] The basic mathematical knowledge of multiplication, which is learned in primary school

[1] das mathematische Grundwissen der Multiplikation, das in der Grundschule gelernt wird

[2] Transferred: The multiplication table of the ...

[2] übertragen: das Einmaleins der/des …; die grundsätzlichen Themen eines bestimmten Fachgebietes

How to use Einmaleins in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einmaleins with translations in English.

[1] In der Grundschule mussten wir das Einmaleins auswendig lernen.

[1] In elementary school we had to memorize the multiplication table

[1] „Einige Sachen muss man wirklich auswendig lernen, um geistige Werkzeuge zu haben, zum Beispiel das kleine Einmaleins.“

[1] "You really have to memorize some things to have intellectual tools, for example the little Fishoins" "

[2] Das Küssen gehört zum Einmaleins der Liebe.

[2] Kissing is part of the love tables of the Love

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