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Is it der, die oder das Maus?

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

The word Maus 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 …).

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German declension of Maus?

How does the declension of Maus 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 Maus die Mäuse
Genitive der Maus der Mäuse
Dative der Maus den Mäusen
Akkusative die Maus die Mäuse

What is the meaning of Maus in German?

Maus has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: small gray or brown mammal with predominantly long tail, rat-like, in the cultivated form also white or black

[1] Zoologie: kleines graues oder braunes Säugetier mit überwiegend langem Schwanz, rattenähnlich, in der Zuchtform auch weiß oder schwarz

[2] Adolescent, colloquial: endearing word for babies, girls and women

[2] jugendsprachlich, umgangssprachlich: Kosewort für Babys, Mädchen und Frauen

[3] Colloquially: heel of the hand under the thumb

[3] umgangssprachlich: Handballen unter Daumen

How to use Maus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Maus with translations in English.

[1] Der Elefant hat Angst vor der kleinen weißen Maus.

[1] The elephant is afraid of the little white mouse.

[1] „Ratten und Mäuse bilden mit über 400 Arten die große Familie der Langschwanzmäuse oder Muridae.“[2]

[1] "With over 400 species, rats and mice form the large family of long-tailed mice or Muridae." [2]

[2] Hat deine Maus von letzter Nacht nochmal angerufen?

[2] Your mouse called again from last night?

[2] Seine ältere Schwester ist eine graue Maus, die sollte mal was aus sich machen!

[2] His older sister is a gray mouse, she should make something of herself for once

[3] Der Pfeil drang in die Maus ein und zerstörte den Daumen.

[3] The arrow penetrated the mouse and destroyed the thumb.
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Is it der, die oder das Maus?

DIE

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

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

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German declension of Maus?

How does the declension of Maus 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 Maus die Mäuse
Genitive der Maus der Mäuse
Dative der Maus den Mäusen
Akkusative die Maus die Mäuse

What is the meaning of Maus in German?

Maus is defined as:

[1] Computer, short for computer mouse: device with the function of inputting signals for operating computers

[1] Computer, kurz für Computermaus: Gerät mit Funktion zur Eingabe von Signalen zur Bedienung von Computern

How to use Maus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Maus with translations in English.

[1] Die Maus muss gereinigt werden.

[1] The mouse needs to be cleaned.

[1] Ich habe eine weiße kabellose Maus.

[1] I have a white wireless mouse.

[1] „Ihr Finger über der Maus zitterte.“[1]

[1] "Your finger trembled over the mouse." [1]
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Is it der, die oder das Maus?

DIE

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

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

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German declension of Maus?

How does the declension of Maus 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 Maus die Mäuse
Genitive der Maus der Mäuse
Dative der Maus den Mäusen
Akkusative die Maus die Mäuse

What is the meaning of Maus in German?

Maus is defined as:

[1] Colloquially, only plural: money

[1] umgangssprachlich, nur Plural: Geld

How to use Maus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Maus with translations in English.

[1] Mein Vetter hat so viele Mäuse, der weiß nicht, wohin damit.

[1] My cousin has so many mice that he doesn't know what to do with them
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Is it der, die oder das Maus?

DIE

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

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

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German declension of Maus?

How does the declension of Maus 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 Maus die Mäuse
Genitive der Maus der Mäuse
Dative der Maus den Mäusen
Akkusative die Maus die Mäuse

What is the meaning of Maus in German?

Maus is defined as:

[1] obsolete: muscle

[1] veraltet: Muskel

How to use Maus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Maus with translations in English.

[1] Er zeigte dem Feind die Stärke seiner Mäuse und Fäuste.

[1] He showed the enemy the strength of his mice and fists.

How do you pronounce Maus?

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Pictures or photos of Maus

[1] Maus, ein kleines Tier
[1] Maus, ein kleines Tier
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