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Is it der, die oder das Portemonnaie?


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

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

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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 Portemonnaie?

How does the declension of Portemonnaie 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 Portemonnaie die Portemonnaies
Genitive des Portemonnaies der Portemonnaies
Dative dem Portemonnaie den Portemonnaies
Akkusative das Portemonnaie die Portemonnaies

What is the meaning of Portemonnaie in German?

Portemonnaie is defined as:

[1] Accessoire: Small container for the money borne

[1] Accessoire: kleines Behältnis für das bei sich getragene Geld

How to use Portemonnaie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Portemonnaie with translations in English.

[1] Kannst Du mir zehn Euro leihen? Ich habe mein Portemonnaie daheim liegenlassen.

[1] Can you live ten euros. I left my wallet at home

[1] Mein Portemonnaie ist zerschlissen, ich sollte mir ein neues kaufen.

[1] My wallet is torn, I should buy a new one

[1] „In Köln gibt es noch viele französische Wörter aus der Zeit der Besetzung durch Napoleon: Portemonnaie für Geldbörse, Plumeau für Federbettdecke, Trottoir für Bürgersteig.“

[1] "In Cologne there are still many French words from the time of the occupation by Napoleon: wallet for wallets, Plumeau for spring beds, sidewalk for sidewalks" "

[1] „Da zuckt er mit den Schultern und holt eine Visitenkarte aus dem Portemonnaie heraus.“

[1] "Then he shrugs his shoulders and gets a business card out of his wallet"

[1] „Das Portemonnaie an sich wird also schon geliebt, die Füllung macht es nur noch bedeutender.“

[1] "The wallet itself is already loved, the filling only makes it significant"

[1] „In einer Marktwirtschaft ist niemand und nichts so mächtig wie das Portemonnaie des Verbrauchers.“

[1] "In a market economy, nobody and nothing is as powerful as the consumer's wallet"

[1] „Dann aber holte er sein Portemonnaie heraus und gab mir fünf Mark und sagte, davon könne ich mir eine Kleinigkeit oder auch etwas zu essen kaufen.“

[1] "But then he took out his wallet and gave me five marks and said that I could buy a little something or something to eat"

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Pictures or photos of Portemonnaie

[1] ein schwarzes Portemonnaie
[1] ein schwarzes Portemonnaie

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