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Is it der, die oder das Kopie?


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

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

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 Kopie?

How does the declension of Kopie 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 Kopie die Kopien
Genitive der Kopie der Kopien
Dative der Kopie den Kopien
Akkusative die Kopie die Kopien

What is the meaning of Kopie in German?

Kopie has various definitions in German:

[1] replica/reproduction of an original

[1] Nachbildung/Wiedergabe eines Originals

[2] Especially the photocopy

[2] speziell die Fotokopie

How to use Kopie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kopie with translations in English.

[1] Das Bild ist leider nur eine Kopie - das Original wäre ja unbezahlbar.

[1] The picture is unfortunately only a copy - the original would be unaffected

[1] „Ermittler stießen auf dieses Datum, nachdem auch ihnen die Mails in Kopie anonym zugeschickt worden waren.“

[1] "Investigators came across this date after the mails were also sent to them in anonymous goods"

[1] „Es war notwendig, der Kopie der Kreuzigung, aber auch ihr selbst zu entkommen, und der Maler mußte denken, daß man Rücksicht auf ihn nehme.“

[1] "It was necessary to escape the copy of the crucifixion, but also to its own, and the painter had to think that consideration of him was taken into account"

[1] „Auch etliche Kaufleute begeistern sich für die Texte, erwerben die kostbaren Schriften oder lassen Kopien anfertigen.“

[1] "A number of merchants are also enthusiastic about the texts, acquire the precious writings or let copies make up" "

[1] „Er holte ein Spiralbuch voller Notizen und Kopien von Archivdokumenten über das rätselhafte Schicksal der sterblichen Überreste des Kapitäns hervor.“

[1] "He got a spiral book full of notes and copies of archive documents about the puzzling fate of the remains of the captain" highlighted "

[2] Der Toner geht zur Neige, deshalb sind die Kopien etwas heller.

[2] The toner runs out, so the copies are a bit bright

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