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Is it der, die oder das Sofa?


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

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

The gender is male in Swabian (as in French and Italian) .

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 Sofa?

How does the declension of Sofa 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 Sofa die Sofas
Genitive des Sofas der Sofas
Dative dem Sofa den Sofas
Akkusative das Sofa die Sofas

What is the meaning of Sofa in German?

Sofa is defined as:

[1] Upholstered seating for at least two people with armrests and backrests

[1] gepolstertes Sitzmöbel für mindestens zwei Personen mit Arm- und Rückenlehnen

How to use Sofa in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sofa with translations in English.

[1] Auf dem Sofa saßen schon meine Tanten.

[1] My aunts were already sitting on the sofa

[1] Was ist denn hier passiert? Hier sieht es ja aus wie bei Hempels unterm Sofa!

[1] What happened here? Here it looks like Hempels under the sofa!

[1] „Vor dem Sofa bleibt Klose stehen und blickt auf den schlafenden Lassehn.“[2]

[1] "Klose stops in front of the sofa and looks at the sleeping Lassehn." [2]

[1] „Dem Sofa gegenüber waren ein mit blauem Samt bezogener Zweisitzer und zwei Esszimmerstühle aus Rattan aufgestellt.“[3]

[1] "Opposite the sofa were a two-seater upholstered in blue velvet and two dining room chairs made of rattan." [3]

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Pictures or photos of Sofa

[1] ein grünes Sofa
[1] ein grünes Sofa

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