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Is it der, die oder das Eros?


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

The word Eros 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 Eros?

How does the declension of Eros 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 Eros
Genitive des Eros
Dative dem Eros
Akkusative den Eros

What is the meaning of Eros in German?

Eros has various definitions in German:

[1] The desire for sensual love

[1] das Verlangen nach sinnlicher Liebe

[2] Greek god of love

[2] griechischer Gott der Liebe

How to use Eros in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eros with translations in English.

[1] „Während der Sexualtrieb des Tiers allein der Arterhaltung diene, sei der menschliche Eros auf die Person des Gegenübers selbst bezogen.“

[1] "During the animal's sex drive alone, the human eros is related to the person of the other person"

[1] „Wir sprechen hier vom Chaos des Eros, von der radikalen Destabilisierung, die das Wesen der sexuellen Erregung ist.“

[1] "We are talking about the chaos of the eros, the radical destabilization that the essence of sexual arousal"

[2] „In der Theogonie wird das Chaos an den Anfang gestellt, aus dem als erste Göttergeneration die Erde Gaia, die Unterwelt Tartaros, die Liebe Eros, die Finsternis Erebos und die Nacht Nyx entstehen.“

[2] "In Theogonia, the chaos is started, from which the Earth Gaia, the underworld of Tartaros, dear Eros, the darkness Erebos and the night nyx are created"

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