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Is it der, die oder das Pferd?


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

The word Pferd 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 Pferd?

How does the declension of Pferd 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 Pferd die Pferde
Genitive des Pferds des Pferdes der Pferde
Dative dem Pferd dem Pferde den Pferden
Akkusative das Pferd die Pferde

What is the meaning of Pferd in German?

Pferd has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: a domestic animal, farm animal and mount, the domestic horse

[1] Zoologie: ein Haustier, Nutztier und Reittier, das Hauspferd

[2] Zoology: animal from the family (equidae) or the genus of horses (equus)

[2] Zoologie: Tier aus der Familie (equidae) bzw. der Gattung der Pferde (equus)

[3] colloquially: a chess piece; the knight

[3] umgangssprachlich: eine Schachfigur; der Springer

[4] Sport: a piece of sports equipment in gymnastics

[4] Sport: ein Sportgerät im Turnsport

How to use Pferd in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Pferd with translations in English.

[1] Das Pferd wiehert.

[1] The horse neighs

[1] „Ein Pferd, ein Pferd, mein Königreich für ein Pferd!“[2]

[1] “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse” [2]

[1] „Da Martin immer noch fürchtete, sie könnten ihm sein Pferd abnehmen, denn bei allen Regimentern fehlte es an Pferden, bat er um Aufnahme in das Muratsche Reitercorps.“[3]

[1] "Since Martin was still afraid that they might take his horse away from him, because all regiments lacked horses, he asked to join the Muratsche Reitercorps." [3]

[1] „Die Pferde waren nicht zu sehen, und man hörte nur, wie sie durch den unsichtbaren Schmutz stampften.“[4]

[1] “The horses could not be seen, and you could only hear them stamping through the invisible dirt” [4]

[3] „Zweig verstand nicht viel vom Schach, nannte den Springer schon mal ‚Pferd‘ und vielleicht rührte daher sein Misstrauen gegenüber dem Spiel.“[5]

[3] "Zweig did not understand much about chess, he already called the knight 'horse' and perhaps that was the reason for his distrust of the game." [5]

[4] Er ist gut am Pferd.

[4] He's good on horses

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Pictures or photos of Pferd

[1] Arabisches Vollblut, Pernod Al Ariba ox
[1] Arabisches Vollblut, Pernod Al Ariba ox
[3] das Pferd als Spielfigur im Schachspiel
[3] das Pferd als Spielfigur im Schachspiel
[4] Turner am Pauschenpferd
[4] Turner am Pauschenpferd

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