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Is it der, die oder das Kilo?



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

The word Kilo is neuter or masculine, therefore the correct article is das or der.

The masculine gender is used in everyday language in Austria . [1]

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.

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 Kilo?

How does the declension of Kilo 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 1 Singular 2 Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Kilo der Kilo die Kilo die Kilos
Genitive des Kilos des Kilos der Kilo der Kilos
Dative dem Kilo dem Kilo den Kilo den Kilos
Akkusative das Kilo den Kilo die Kilo die Kilos

What is the meaning of Kilo in German?

Kilo is defined as:

[1] colloquially: kilograms

[1] umgangssprachlich: Kilogramm

How to use Kilo in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kilo with translations in English.

[1] Dieser Gegenstand wiegt knapp ein Kilo.

[1] This item weighs just under one kilogram

[1] „Und wenn man wirklich auch einmal körperlich flüchten müssen sollte: Gold ist sehr schwer: in den 1990er-Jahren hatten 10.000 Euro ungefähr einen Kilo gewogen – seit 2006 hieß es dann 15.000 Euro für ein Kilo – die Rechenunterschiede ergeben sich aus dem Preisanstieg und aus der mittlerweile auch erfolten Abwertung des US-Dollar.“[4]

[1] “And if you really have to flee physically: Gold is very heavy: in the 1990s, 10,000 euros weighed around one kilo - since 2006 it has been 15,000 euros for a kilo - the arithmetic differences arise

[1] „Im industriellen Zweig bedarf es 100 Liter an Wasser um einen Kilo Stahl herzustellen.“[5]

[1] "In the industrial branch it takes 100 liters of water to produce one kilo of steel." [5]

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