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Is it der, die oder das Kuh?


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

The word Kuh 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 Kuh?

How does the declension of Kuh 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 Kuh die Kühe
Genitive der Kuh der Kühe
Dative der Kuh den Kühen
Akkusative die Kuh die Kühe

What is the meaning of Kuh in German?

Kuh has various definitions in German:

[1] Mother Animal of Hausrinds

[1] Muttertier des Hausrinds

[2] Female beef

[2] weibliches Rind

[3] Female big wilds of different types

[3] Weibchen großen Wilds verschiedener Arten

[4] Descent: Female person

[4] abwertend: weibliche Person

How to use Kuh in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kuh with translations in English.

[1] „Für Mahatma Gandhi war die Kuh ein "Gedicht der Barmherzigkeit", schließlich hat ein Rind, so heißt es in den Mythen, mit seiner Milch das Leben des verfolgten Krischna, eine Inkarnation des Weltbewahrers Wischnu, gerettet.“[3]

[1] "For Mahatma Gandhi, the cow was a" poem of mercy ", after all, a beef, so it's in myths, with his milk the life of the persecuted Krischna, an incarnation of the world-preserved wishnoo, saved" [3]

[2] „Statt Kamelen sahen wir nun Affen, Esel, Kühe und Pferde.“[4]

[2] "Instead of camels we now saw monkeys, donkeys, cows and horses" [4]

[2] „Da gab's dann bald mehr Diskos als Kühe in den Dörfern, in den Landgasthöfen sprudelten die Whirlpools, und die Sennerinnen wurden mit dem Paragleiter auf die Alm geflogen.“[5]

[2] "Then there would soon be more discos as cows in the villages, in the landing yards, the whirlpools bundled, and the Senner women were flown with the parag leader on the Alm" [5]

[3] Angeführt wird eine Elefantenherde stets von einer großen Kuh, die ihre Führungsrolle bis zum Tode beibehält.

[3] An elephant's herd is always guided by a large cow, which maintains their guide role to death to death

[4] Du blöde Kuh, jedes Jahr verlierst du etwas und weinst noch dazu!

[4] You stupid cow, every year you lose something and cry

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