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Is it der, die oder das Kauf?


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

The word Kauf is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Kauf?

How does the declension of Kauf 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 Kauf die Käufe
Genitive des Kaufes des Kaufs der Käufe
Dative dem Kauf dem Kaufe den Käufen
Akkusative den Kauf die Käufe

What is the meaning of Kauf in German?

Kauf has various definitions in German:

[1] Trade: The purchase of a goods

[1] Handel: der entgeltliche Erwerb einer Ware

[2] Trade: The acquired object

[2] Handel: der erworbene Gegenstand

[3] Payment to an official with expected consideration

[3] Zahlung an einen Amtsträger mit zu erwartender Gegenleistung

How to use Kauf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kauf with translations in English.

[1] Der Kauf einer Sache im Internet kann innerhalb von zwei Wochen widerrufen werden.

[1] The purchase of a thing on the Internet can be revoked within two weeks

[1] „Beim Kauf einer Immobilie ist es nicht mit einer einmaligen Zahlung getan.“

[1] "When buying a property, it is not done with a one -time payment"

[2] Mein neuer Fernseher war ein guter Kauf.

[2] My new television was a good merchant



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