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Is it der, die oder das Genre?


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

The word Genre 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 Genre?

How does the declension of Genre 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 Genre die Genres
Genitive des Genres der Genres
Dative dem Genre den Genres
Akkusative das Genre die Genres

What is the meaning of Genre in German?

Genre is defined as:

[1] Art direction in general (not stylistic) senses

[1] Kunstrichtung im allgemeinen (nicht stilistischen) Sinne

How to use Genre in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Genre with translations in English.

[1] Jazz, Rock und Pop sind musikalische Genres, Landschaft und Portrait sind Genres in der Malerei.

[1] Jazz, rock and pop are musical genres, landscape and portrait are genres in the painting

[1] Ich schaue gern Filme. — Welches Genre interessiert dich besonders?

[1] I like to watch films - which genre is particularly interested in you

[1] „Literatur dieses Genres spielt oftmals das gefährliche Spiel der Mythenbildung.“

[1] "Literature of this genre often plays the dangerous game of myth education" "

[1] „Das Büchlein hat das Genre der Reiseliteratur auf den Kopf gestellt.“

[1] "The booklet turned the genre of travel literature upside down"

[1] „Gedichte als literarisches Genre hatten ihn nie wirklich begeistern können.“

[1] "Poems as a literary genre had never really inspired him"

[1] „Die Sprache dieser Literatur war allerdings zum Teil erkennbar durch die Register und Stile der entsprechenden mittelhochdeutschen Genres geprägt.“

[1] "However, the language of this literature was partially recognizable by the registers and styles of the corresponding Middle High German genres"

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