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Is it der, die oder das Knochen?


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

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

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.

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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 Knochen?

How does the declension of Knochen 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 Knochen die Knochen
Genitive des Knochens der Knochen
Dative dem Knochen den Knochen
Akkusative den Knochen die Knochen

What is the meaning of Knochen in German?

Knochen has various definitions in German:

[1] Part of the vertebrate's skeleton

[1] Teil des Skeletts der Wirbeltiere

[2] countless: the material from which [1] is

[2] unzählbar: das Material, aus dem [1] ist

[3] wrench for ten sizes (for bicycle repair)

[3] Schraubenschlüssel für zehn Größen (zur Fahrradreparatur)

How to use Knochen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Knochen with translations in English.

[1] Der Hund kaut an einem Knochen.

[1] The dog chews on a bone

[1] „In der Metzgerei hat Gert Blonski schon ein paar Knochen und Fleischabfälle für sie zurechtgestellt.“

[1] "In the butcher's shop Gert Blonski has already had a few bones and meat waste for them"

[1] „Die Nichte aber sträubte sich mit allen Kräften; als sie schließlich nachgab, schämte sie sich sehr, daß sie nur Knochen unter einer schwärzlichen Haut vorzuweisen hatte, doch war ich so rücksichtsvoll, nie hinzublicken.“

[1] "But the niece tugged with all the power of the power when she finally gave away, she was very ashamed that she only had bones under blackish skin, but I was so considerate, never looked at"

[2] Diese alten Würfel sind aus Knochen.

[2] These old cubes are made of bone

[3] Um das Hinterrad des Fahrrades abzumontieren, muss man zunächst die Mutter mit einem Knochen lösen.

[3] To remove the rear wheel of the bike, you first have to loosen the mother with a bone

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Pictures or photos of Knochen

[1] eine Röntgenaufnahme der Knochen der menschlichen Hand
[1] eine Röntgenaufnahme der Knochen der menschlichen Hand
[3] ein Knochen
[3] ein Knochen

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