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Is it der, die oder das Kuchen?


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

The word Kuchen 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 Kuchen?

How does the declension of Kuchen 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 Kuchen die Kuchen
Genitive des Kuchens der Kuchen
Dative dem Kuchen den Kuchen
Akkusative den Kuchen die Kuchen

What is the meaning of Kuchen in German?

Kuchen is defined as:

[1] Gastronomy: a sweet pastry ; made from baked dough or semi-luxury food

[1] Gastronomie: ein süßes Gebäck; aus gebackenem Teig bestehendes Nahrungsmittel beziehungsweise Genussmittel

How to use Kuchen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kuchen with translations in English.

[1] Als eines schönen Tages der Kuchen im Backofen anbrannte, konnte ich mir es nicht verkneifen, die alte Volksweise „Liesel, Liesel, Köhler-Liesel …“ anzustimmen.

[1] When the cake burned in the oven one fine day, I couldn't help but sing the old folk tune “Liesel, Liesel, Köhler-Liesel…”

[1] „Oh Mann, wir lieben Kuchen!“

[1] "Oh man, we love cake!"

[1] „Wenn das Volk kein Brot hat, wieso isst es dann keinen Kuchen?“ (Marie-Antoinette)

[1] "If the people have no bread, why don't they eat cake?" (Marie-Antoinette)

[1] „Wir gingen dann in die Konditorei, und es gab dort sehr viele Kuchen und Torten in einer langen Vitrine.“[3]

[1] "We then went to the pastry shop, and there were a lot of cakes and pies in a long display case." [3]

[1] „Nachdem ich ein Stück Kuchen gegessen hatte, setzte ich mich im Wohnzimmer auf den Perserteppich und fing etwas lustlos an, Murmeln durch die Murmelbahn zu schicken.“[4]

[1] "After I had eaten a piece of cake, I sat down on the Persian carpet in the living room and began, somewhat listless, to send marbles down the marble run." [4]

How do you pronounce Kuchen?

Kuchen (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Kuchen

[1] ein Stück Kuchen
[1] ein Stück Kuchen

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