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Is it der, die oder das Götze?


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

The word Götze 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 Götze?

How does the declension of Götze 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 Götze die Götzen
Genitive des Götzen der Götzen
Dative dem Götzen den Götzen
Akkusative den Götzen die Götzen

What is the meaning of Götze in German?

Götze has various definitions in German:

[1] Pagan God (from the perspective of the monotheistic religions) false God (pejorative)

[1] heidnischer Gott (aus der Sicht der monotheistischen Religionen); falscher Gott (abwertend)

[2] Image of such a face of God that is worshiped

[2] Bild eines solchen Gottes; Gegenstand, der angebetet wird

How to use Götze in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Götze with translations in English.

[1] Denn aller Heiden Götter sind Götzen; der HERR aber hat den Himmel gemacht. (1 Chron. 16,26, in Luthers Übersetzung)

[1] Because all pagan gods are idolism but the gentleman made the sky (1 chron. 16:26, in Luther's translation)

[1] „Wie der andere von ihm erzählte, hatte er lange in Borneo gedient, und es war wohl möglich, daß er, der schweigsam und langweilig wie ein chinesischer Götze war, einen Vorrat von absonderlichen Erinnerungen in sich verschloß.“

[1] "As the other said about him, he had served in Borneo for a long time, and it was probably possible that he, who was silent and boring like a Chinese idol, closed a stock of strange memories"

[2] Jener [der Heiden] Götzen aber sind Silber und Gold, von Menschenhänden gemacht. (Ps. 115,4)

[2] Those [the pagans] idols are silver and gold, made by human hands (Ps. 115.4)

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