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Is it der, die oder das Gin?


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

The word Gin 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 Gin?

How does the declension of Gin 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 Gin die Gins
Genitive des Gins der Gins
Dative dem Gin den Gins
Akkusative den Gin die Gins

What is the meaning of Gin in German?

Gin is defined as:

[1] spirit with juniper, the main component of many cocktails, especially the Martinis

[1] Spirituose mit Wacholder, Hauptbestandteil vieler Cocktails, besonders des Martinis

How to use Gin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gin with translations in English.

[1] Gin wird aus beliebigen stärkehaltigen Ausgangsstoffen gebrannt, meist Getreide oder Melasse.

[1] GIN is burned from any strength -colored starting material, mostly grain or molasses

[1] „Es war absolut nichts los, und so blieb ihm nicht viel anderes übrig, als Gin zu trinken.“

[1] "There was absolutely nothing going on, and so he didn't have much other than drinking gin"

[1] „Wir hatten keine Fracht für die Rückreise, außer ein wenig Gin.“

[1] "We had no freight for the return trip, except a little ginese"

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