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Is it der, die oder das Guinness?


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

The word Guinness is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Guinness?

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

What is the meaning of Guinness in German?

Guinness is defined as:

[1] Irish, dark beer

[1] irisches, dunkles Bier

How to use Guinness in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Guinness with translations in English.

[1] Nach dem Spiel tranken sie zwei Guinness im Pub.

[1] After the game you drank two Guinness in the pub

[1] „Ich trank warmes Guinness aus der Dose und setzte mich an den einzigen Tisch.“

[1] "I drank warm Guinness from the can and sat down on the only table" "

[1] „In Dublin geht ein Ire in eine Bar, bestellt drei Gläser Guinness und setzt sich in eine ruhige Ecke, wo er nacheinander einen Schluck aus allen drei Gläsern zu sich nimmt.“

[1] "In Dublin an Irish goes to a bar, ordered three glasses of Guinness and sits in a quiet corner, where he takes a sip of all three glasses one after the other"

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