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Is it der, die oder das Kissen?


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

The word Kissen 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 Kissen?

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

What is the meaning of Kissen in German?

Kissen is defined as:

[1] Bag filled with soft filling material for padding and supporting body parts; Accessory in the design of living spaces

[1] mit weichem Füllmaterial befüllter Beutel zur Unterpolsterung und Stützung von Körperteilen; Accessoire in der Gestaltung der Wohnräume

How to use Kissen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kissen with translations in English.

[1] Ich lege mir ein Kissen in den Rücken.

[1] I put a pillow in my back.

[1] „Jedermann ist verpflichtet, seine Matratzen, Decken, Kissen, Polster, loses Zeug usw. sofort nach der vorläufigen Freigabe im Freien gründlichst aufzuklopfen bzw. ausklopfen zu lassen.“[3]

[1] "Everyone is obliged to have their mattresses, blankets, pillows, cushions, loose items, etc. pounded or knocked out in the open air immediately after the preliminary approval." [3]

[1] „Ich setzte mich mit meinem Drink aufs Bett und stopfte mir ein Kissen in den Rücken.“[4]

[1] “I sat on the bed with my drink and stuffed a pillow in my back” [4]

[1] „Ich vergrabe meinen Kopf umterm Kissen.“[5]

[1] "I bury my head around the pillow." [5]

[1] „Aus einem Stoffbeutel zogen Sophie und er zwei Kissen.“[6]

[1] "He and Sophie pulled two pillows from a cloth bag" [6]

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