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Is it der, die oder das Mosaik?



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

The word Mosaik is neuter or feminine, therefore the correct article is das or die.

The female genus is rarely used these days

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.

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 Mosaik?

How does the declension of Mosaik 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 1 Singular 2 Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Mosaik die Mosaik die Mosaiken die Mosaike
Genitive des Mosaiks der Mosaik der Mosaiken der Mosaike
Dative dem Mosaik der Mosaik den Mosaiken den Mosaiken
Akkusative das Mosaik die Mosaik die Mosaiken die Mosaike

What is the meaning of Mosaik in German?

Mosaik has various definitions in German:

[1] Image on the wall or on the ground, consisting of small colorful stones

[1] Bild an der Wand oder am Boden, bestehend aus kleinen bunten Steinchen

[2] Translated: Something that was composed of many small fragments

[2] übertragen: etwas, das aus vielen kleinen Bruchstücken zusammengesetzt wurde

How to use Mosaik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Mosaik with translations in English.

[1] In Ravenna gibt es ein herrliches Mosaik.

[1] In Ravenna there is a wonderful mosaic

[1] Bei Ausgrabungen fand man Mosaiken aus römischer Zeit.

[1] In excavations, mosaics were found from Roman Zeitien



How do you pronounce Mosaik?


Pictures or photos of Mosaik

[1] Bodenmosaik ausgestellt in der Glyptothek München
[1] Bodenmosaik ausgestellt in der Glyptothek München

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