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Is it der, die oder das Gattin?


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

The word Gattin 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 Gattin?

How does the declension of Gattin 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 Gattin die Gattinnen
Genitive der Gattin der Gattinnen
Dative der Gattin den Gattinnen
Akkusative die Gattin die Gattinnen

What is the meaning of Gattin in German?

Gattin is defined as:

[1] Married woman in relation to her husband

[1] verheiratete Frau in Beziehung zu ihrem Mann

How to use Gattin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gattin with translations in English.

[1] Letztes Jahr wurde sie seine Gattin.

[1] Last year she became his wife

[1] „Der Kapitän scheint seine treulose Gattin, die demnächst ihren Liebhaber heiraten wird, nicht allzu hoch bewertet zu haben.“

[1] "The captain seems to have not rated his faithless wife, who will soon get married to her lover"

[1] „Ich hatte, wie gesagt, erst damals erfahren, daß die stolze Manuela meine Gattin war.“

[1] "As I said, I only learned that the proud Manuela my wife Warä"

[1] „Erst nach und nach setzten hochrangige Funktionäre durch, dass sie ihre Gattinnen mitnehmen durften.“

[1] "Only gradually did high -ranking officials enforce that they were allowed to take their wives with them"

[1] „Und seine Gattin tanzte mit jedem der Arbeiter.“

[1] "And his wife danced with each of the workers"

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