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Is it der, die oder das Puppe?


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

The word Puppe is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

[2] This colloquial use can be understood as derogatory

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 Puppe?

How does the declension of Puppe 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 die Puppe die Puppen
Genitive der Puppe der Puppen
Dative der Puppe den Puppen
Akkusative die Puppe die Puppen

What is the meaning of Puppe in German?

Puppe is defined as:



[a] a (reduced) reconstruction of a person, a toddler (which is mostly used as a toy)

[a] eine (verkleinerte) Rekonstruktion eines Menschen, eines Kleinkindes (welches zumeist als Spielzeug verwendet wird)

[b] Special dolls [1a], which is used to play theater

[b] speziell angefertigte Puppe[1a], die zum Theaterspielen verwendet wird

How to use Puppe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Puppe with translations in English.

[1] Als ich klein war, habe ich oft mit Puppen gespielt.

[1] When I was small, I often played with dolls

[1] „Die Puppe und die Großmutter hatten eines gemeinsam: Sie waren lange nicht mehr rausgekommen.“

[1] "The doll and the grandmother had one thing in common: they hadn't come out for a long time"

[1] „Sie nahm die Puppe aus dem Wagen und bemerkte, dass der Faden sich über den Puppenwagen hinaus im Dunkel verlor.“

[1] "She took the doll out of the car and noticed that the thread beyond the doll car in the dark"

[1] „Anse füllte sich beide Hände mit Erde, ließ sie auf die Puppe fallen und deckte sie teilweise zu.“

[1] "Anse filled both hands with soil, dropped them onto the doll and partially covered them"

[2] Na, Puppe, hast du heute schon was vor?

[2] Well, doll, you already have something today

[3] Aus der hässlichen Puppe wird in den nächsten Tagen ein wunderschöner Schmetterling.

[3] The ugly doll will become a beautiful butterfly in the next few days

[4] Wir müssen die Puppen noch vom Feld holen, bevor es regnet.

[4] We still have to get the dolls off the field before it rains

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Pictures or photos of Puppe

[1] moderne Puppe in Gestalt eines Kleinkindes
[1] moderne Puppe in Gestalt eines Kleinkindes
[3] Puppen verschiedener Schmetterlinge
[3] Puppen verschiedener Schmetterlinge
[4] traditionelle Mais-Puppe in Minnesota
[4] traditionelle Mais-Puppe in Minnesota

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