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Is it der, die oder das Ente?


The correct article in German of Ente is die. So it is die Ente! (nominative case)

The word Ente is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Ente?

How does the declension of Ente 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 die Ente die Enten
Genitive der Ente der Enten
Dative der Ente den Enten
Akkusative die Ente die Enten

What is the meaning of Ente in German?

Ente is defined as:

[1] Smaller water bird from the family of duck birds (Anatidae), especially

[1] kleinerer Wasservogel aus der Familie der Entenvögel (Anatidae), speziell

[a] The female, [B] the house

[a] das Weibchen, [b] die Hausente

How to use Ente in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ente with translations in English.

[1] "Eigentlich hat's ja nicht viel auf sich mit dem besten Pessimismus. An dem Glücklichen gleitet er ab wie Wasser an der pomadisierten Ente, und der Unglückliche weiß ohne weiteres Bescheid."[3]

[1] "Actually, it does not have much on the best pessimism at the lucky he slides off like water at the pomadized duck, and the unfortunate knows without further notice." [3]

[1] Auf dem Teich schwimmen Enten.

[1] On the pond swimming ducks

[2] Heute gibt's gebratene Ente zum Mittagessen.

[2] Today's roasted duck for lunch

[3] Das war wohl eine Ente, dass der Minister erpresst wird.

[3] That was probably a duck that the minister will be blackmailed

[4] Fahr doch an meiner Ente vorbei!

[4] Around my duck over

[4] Ente zu fahren hatte etwas ganz besonderes. Entenfahrer grüßten sich.

[4] Duck to drive had something very special at duck driver greeting.

[5] Da er im Krankenhaus nicht auf Toilette gehen konnte, musste er eine Ente benutzen.

[5] Since he could not go to the toilet in the hospital, he had to use a duck

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Pictures or photos of Ente

[1] Enten (Weibchen und Männchen)
[1] Enten (Weibchen und Männchen)
[2] Ente an Reis
[2] Ente an Reis
[4] Ente
[4] Ente

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