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Is it der, die oder das Haut?


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

The word Haut is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Haut?

How does the declension of Haut 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 Haut die Häute
Genitive der Haut der Häute
Dative der Haut den Häuten
Akkusative die Haut die Häute

What is the meaning of Haut in German?

Haut has various definitions in German:

[1] largest sensory organ in humans and animals, which also serves as protection of the underlying tissue, breathing, heat regulation and other things

[1] größtes Sinnesorgan bei Menschen und Tieren, das gleichzeitig als Schutz des darunterliegenden Gewebes, Atmung, Wärmeregulierung und anderem dient

[2] Raw material for leather

[2] Rohmaterial für Leder

[3] skin-like layer in food and liquids

[3] der Haut[1] ähnelnde Schicht bei Lebensmitteln und Flüssigkeiten

[4] outer layer for protection or visual enhancement

[4] äußere Schicht zum Schutz oder zur optischen Verbesserung

How to use Haut in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Haut with translations in English.

[1] „Der Traum ist der beste Beweis dafür, dass wir nicht so fest in unserer Haut eingeschlossen sind, als es scheint. (Christian Friedrich Hebbel)“[2][3]

[1] "The dream is the best proof that we are not locked into our skin as tightly as it seems . (Christian Friedrich Hebbel)" [2] [3]

[1] Ich wünscht, ich wär ein Elefant, da wollt ich jubeln laut: Mir ist es nicht ums Elfenbein, nur um die dicke Haut.[4]

[1] I wish I were an elephant, I want to cheer loudly: I don't care about the ivory, just about the thick skin. [4]

[1] „Er mochte ihre dunkle Haut.“[5]

[1] "He liked her dark skin." [5]

[1] „Seine Haut aber hatte die Farbe von hellem Sand und seine Lidfalten waren sichelförmig.“[6]

[1] "But his skin was the color of light sand and his eyelid creases were sickle-shaped." [6]

[2] Das Kuhfell ist die Haut einer Kuh, auf der die Haare noch vorhanden sind.

[2] The cowhide is the skin of a cow on which the hair is still there

[3] Erhitzte Sojamilch bildet in rechteckigen Wannen eine Haut, die vorsichtig abgezogen, auf dünnen Stöckchen aufgehängt und getrocknet wird.

[3] Heated soy milk forms a skin in rectangular tubs, which is carefully peeled off, hung on thin sticks and dried

[4] Die Haut des Bootskörpers war früher aus Robbenhaut und ist heute aus Polyester.

[4] The skin of the hull used to be made of seal skin and is now made of polyester.

[4] Die einzigartige Innenraumverkleidung der Elbphilharmonie, die sogenannte »Weiße Haut« wurde mithilfe aufwendiger 3D-Berechnungen und Tests entwickelt.[7]

[4] The unique interior cladding of the Elbphilharmonie, the so-called »white skin«, was developed with the help of complex 3D calculations and tests. [7]

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Pictures or photos of Haut

[1] Nahaufnahme menschlicher Haut
[1] Nahaufnahme menschlicher Haut
[2] Haut als Rohmaterial für Leder
[2] Haut als Rohmaterial für Leder
[3] Yuba, die Haut aus gekochtem Tofu
[3] Yuba, die Haut aus gekochtem Tofu
[4] Latex sitzt wie eine zweite Haut
[4] Latex sitzt wie eine zweite Haut

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