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Is it der, die oder das Ohr?


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

The word Ohr is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Ohr?

How does the declension of Ohr 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 das Ohr die Ohren
Genitive des Ohrs des Ohres der Ohren
Dative dem Ohr dem Ohre den Ohren
Akkusative das Ohr die Ohren

What is the meaning of Ohr in German?

Ohr has various definitions in German:

[1] Anatomy: sensory organ for the perception of acoustic signals (hearing)

[1] Anatomie: Sinnesorgan zur Wahrnehmung von akustischen Signalen (Gehör)

[2] Anatomy: the externally visible part of the sensory organ (auricle)

[2] Anatomie: der von außen sichtbare Teil des Sinnesorgans (Ohrmuschel)

[3] transferred, in various figurative fixed expressions, for example with reference to: hearing, hearing, interest, curiosity, attention

[3] übertragen, in diversen bildhaften festen Wendungen, zum Beispiel mit Bezug zu: Hören, Hörvermögen, Interesse, Neugier, Aufmerksamkeit

How to use Ohr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ohr with translations in English.

[1] Das Ohr besteht unter anderem aus Amboss, Gehörgang, Gehörknöchelchen, Hammer, Steigbügel und Trommelfell.

[1] The ear consists, among other things, of the anvil, ear canal, ossicles, hammer, stirrup and eardrum

[1] Er muss ein gutes Ohr haben, er hat alles gehört, was da hinten in der Ecke gewispert wurde.

[1] He must have a good ear, he heard everything that was whispered back there in the corner

[2] Schön geformte Ohren kann man mit Ohrringen betonen.

[2] Beautifully shaped ears can be emphasized with earrings.

[3] Kannst du mir mal dein Ohr leihen?

[3] Can you lend me your ear?

[3] Du hast wohl was an den Ohren?

[3] You have got something to do with your ears?

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[2] menschliches Ohr
[2] menschliches Ohr

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