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Is it der, die oder das Rot?


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

The word Rot 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 Rot?

How does the declension of Rot 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Rot die Rot die Rots
Genitive des Rots der Rot der Rots
Dative dem Rot den Rot den Rots
Akkusative das Rot die Rot die Rots

What is the meaning of Rot in German?

Rot has various definitions in German:

[1] Red color, a certain section of the visible light in the spectrum of electromagnetic waves, paint paint, string color

[1] roter Farbton, ein bestimmter Abschnitt des sichtbaren Lichts im Spektrum der elektromagnetischen Wellen, Malfarbe, Streichfarbe

[2] No plural, mostly without an article, card game: another name for the color heart in the German card sheet

[2] kein Plural, meist ohne Artikel, Kartenspiel: anderer Name für die Farbe Herz im deutschen Kartenblatt

[3] Sport: Short for the red card

[3] Sport: kurz für die Rote Karte

[4] Stop signal of a traffic light

[4] Stoppsignal einer Verkehrsampel

How to use Rot in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Rot with translations in English.

[1] Der Himmel erglühte in tiefem Rot.

[1] The sky glowed in deep red

[1] Nie werde ich das Rot ihrer Wangen vergessen.

[1] I will never forget the red of your cheeks

[1] Das Rot ihrer Haare stach ihm in die Augen.

[1] The red of her hair stabbed him in the eye

[1] Adamo ist doch der Farbtopf mit Rot von der Leiter gefallen.

[1] Adamo is the color pot with red from the ladder

[2] Rot ist Trumpf.

[2] Red is Trumpfe

[3] Nach einem groben Foul von hinten sah der Spieler sofort Rot.

[3] After a rough foul from behind, the player saw Rote immediately

[3] Die Partie erlebt nun schon das zweite Rot.

[3] The game is already experiencing the second red

[4] „An der nächsten Kreuzung hätte ich ihn fast verloren, aber ich quetschte mich noch durch, als die Ampel schon auf Rot sprang.“[1]

[4] "I almost lost it at the next intersection, but I was still squeezing my way when the traffic lights jumped on red" [1]

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Pictures or photos of Rot

[2] Flush in Rot
[2] Flush in Rot

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