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Is it der, die oder das Prinz?


The correct article in German of Prinz is der. So it is der Prinz! (nominative case)

The word Prinz is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Prinz?

How does the declension of Prinz 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 der Prinz die Prinzen
Genitive des Prinzen der Prinzen
Dative dem Prinzen den Prinzen
Akkusative den Prinzen die Prinzen

What is the meaning of Prinz in German?

Prinz is defined as:

[1] Son of a king

[1] Sohn eines Königs

How to use Prinz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Prinz with translations in English.

[1] „Anwesend waren der französische Gesandte, der Prinz, der seit kurzer Zeit ein häufiger Gast im Hause der Gräfin war, und viele glänzende Damen und Herren.“

[1] "The French envoy, the prince, who has recently been a frequent guest in the countess's house, and many shiny women and men" "

[1] „Ich hatte seitdem den Verdacht, dass er über meine Abstammung und darüber, dass der Prinz mein Taufpate war, Bescheid wusste.“

[1] "I have suspected since then that he has known about my descent and that the prince was my godfather"

[1] „Es war kurz nach diesem Diner beim Prinzen, daß in Berlin bekannt wurde, der König werde noch vor Schluß der Woche von Potsdam herüberkommen, um auf dem Tempelhofer Felde eine große Revue zu halten.“

[1] "Shortly after this diner was known to the prince that in Berlin that the king would come from Potsdam before the week to hold a big revue in Tempelhofer Feld" "

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