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Is it der, die oder das Medaille?


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

The word Medaille 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 Medaille?

How does the declension of Medaille 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 Medaille die Medaillen
Genitive der Medaille der Medaillen
Dative der Medaille den Medaillen
Akkusative die Medaille die Medaillen

What is the meaning of Medaille in German?

Medaille is defined as:

[1] Not certain coin for payment, which either remind you of a personality or a certain event.

[1] nicht zur Zahlung bestimmte Münze, welche entweder an eine Persönlichkeit oder an ein bestimmtes Ereignis erinnern soll; es ist kein Nennwert aufgedruckt oder eingeprägt

How to use Medaille in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Medaille with translations in English.

[1] Im Gegensatz zu einer Plakette weist eine Medaille auf beiden Seiten Schriftzüge oder ein Bildmotiv auf.

In contrast to a badge, a medal on both sides shows lettering or an image motif

[1] Friedrich Schiller wurde auf zahlreichen Medaillen geehrt.

[1] Friedrich Schiller was honored on numerous medals

[1] Zu Ehren des ersten bemannten Weltraumflugs wurden mehrere Medaillen herausgegeben.

[1] In honor of the first manned space flight, several medals were published

[1] Sportler kämpfen oft um Medaillen.

[1] Athletes often fight for medals

[1] „Die Gäste erhalten goldene Medaillen zur Erinnerung an das Ereignis.“

[1] "Guests receive golden medals to remember the event"

[1] „Im ersten Saal waren die Edelleute in ihren Uniformen, im zweiten die Kaufmannschaft, Leute mit langen Bärten, in blaue Kaftans gekleidet, Medaillen auf der Brust.“

[1] "In the first hall, the noble people were in their uniforms, in the second the merchants, people with long beards, dressed in blue Kaftans, medals on the chest"

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Pictures or photos of Medaille

[1] Medaillen von den Olympischen Winterspielen 1988
[1] Medaillen von den Olympischen Winterspielen 1988

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