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Is it der, die oder das Esszimmer?


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

The word Esszimmer 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 Esszimmer?

How does the declension of Esszimmer 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 Esszimmer die Esszimmer
Genitive des Esszimmers der Esszimmer
Dative dem Esszimmer den Esszimmern
Akkusative das Esszimmer die Esszimmer

What is the meaning of Esszimmer in German?

Esszimmer has various definitions in German:

[1] room that serves as a whereabouts while taking meals

[1] Zimmer, das als Aufenthaltsort während der Einnahme von Mahlzeiten dient

[2] Establishment for a dining room [1]

[2] Einrichtung für ein Esszimmer[1]

How to use Esszimmer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Esszimmer with translations in English.

[1] Der Tisch in unserem Esszimmer ist fast immer übersät mit Büchern und Aktenordnern.

[1] The table in our dining room is almost always littered with books and files

[1] „Am nächsten Tag um elf empfing mich ein opulentes Frühstück im Esszimmer der Pension.“[1]

[1] "The next day at eleven I received an opulent breakfast in the dining room of the pensioner" [1]

[1] „Von einer großzügigen Eingangshalle mit gewundener Treppe gelangt man in ein knappes Dutzend Räume, darunter ein Salon, ein Esszimmer, ein Raucherzimmer, ein Arbeitszimmer plus Bibliothek und im Obergeschoss mindestens fünf Schlafräume.“[2]

[1] "From a spacious entrance hall with a winded staircase you get into a almost dozen rooms, including a salon, a dining room, a smoking room, a study plus library and on the upper floor at least five bedrooms" [2]

[1] „In einem spießbürgerlich möblierten Esszimmer servierte man ihr Avocados, an den Wänden hingen Lithografien mit englischen Landschaften.“[3]

[1] "In a bourgeois dining room, her avocados were served, hung on the walls lithographs with English landscapes" [3]

[1] „Das Esszimmer war im Parterre, das weiß ich, auch der Salon, in der ersten Etage die Bibliothek und Steins Arbeitszimmer.“[4]

[1] "The dining room was on the ground floor, I know, including the salon, on the first floor the library and Stein's study" [4]



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