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Is it der, die oder das Spielzeug?


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

The word Spielzeug 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 Spielzeug?

How does the declension of Spielzeug 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 Spielzeug die Spielzeuge
Genitive des Spielzeugs des Spielzeuges der Spielzeuge
Dative dem Spielzeug dem Spielzeuge den Spielzeugen
Akkusative das Spielzeug die Spielzeuge

What is the meaning of Spielzeug in German?

Spielzeug is defined as:

[1] Things, objects to play

[1] Dinge, Gegenstände zum Spielen

How to use Spielzeug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Spielzeug with translations in English.

[1] Räume dein Spielzeug auf!

[1] Room your toy

[1] „Sie kehren zu ihrem Spielzeug zurück, hocken sich nieder und warten tuschelnd auf Kundschaft.“

[1] "They return to their toys, crouch down and wait whispering for customers"

[1] „Wir treten ein und staunen über das Angebot an Spielzeug und Devotionalien aus Holz.“

[1] "We are astonishing and amazed at the range of toys and devotional items from Holzä"

[1] „Sie nahm ihr mondförmiges Diadem ab und drehte es wie ein Spielzeug in ihren Händen.“

[1] "She took off her moon -shaped diadem and turned it like a toy in her hands"

[1] „Billiges Spielzeug und später die Spielkonsole sollten ihn beschäftigen.“

[1] "Cheap toys and later the game console should be employed"

How do you pronounce Spielzeug?

Spielzeug (kindliche Stimme)

Pictures or photos of Spielzeug

[1] ein Spielzeug-LKW
[1] ein Spielzeug-LKW

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