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Is it der, die oder das Tier?


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

The word Tier 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 Tier?

How does the declension of Tier 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 Tier die Tiere
Genitive des Tiers des Tieres der Tiere
Dative dem Tier dem Tiere den Tieren
Akkusative das Tier die Tiere

What is the meaning of Tier in German?

Tier has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: living beings that do not win its energy through photosynthesis and needs oxygen for breathing, but is not a fungus

[1] Zoologie: Lebewesen, das seine Energie nicht durch Photosynthese gewinnt und Sauerstoff zur Atmung benötigt, aber kein Pilz ist

[2] Law: Breatheing living being according to [1] with the exception of humans

[2] Recht: atmendes Lebewesen entsprechend [1] mit Ausnahme des Menschen

[3] Hunter language: female streak of deer deer cow

[3] Jägersprache: weiblicher Hirsch; Hirschkuh

How to use Tier in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Tier with translations in English.

[1] Der Löwe ist der König der Tiere.

[1] The lion is the king of the animals

[1] „Der Mensch zählt zu den langlebigsten Tieren und ist die langlebigste Spezies unter den Primaten.“

[1] "People are one of the most durable animals and is the most durable species under the primate" "

[1] „Was die einzelnen Menschen angeht, dachte ich mir, dass Gott sie herausgegriffen hat und dass sie selbst (daraus) erkennen müssen, dass sie eigentlich Tiere sind.“

[1] "As far as the individual people are concerned, I thought that God picked them out and that they themselves have to see (from it) that they are actually animals"

[1] „Man kann hier natürlich sagen, das Tier sei zu töricht, um die Sinnlosigkeit seines Verfahrens einzusehen.“

[1] "Of course you can say that the animal is too foolish to see the senselessness of his procedure"

[1, 2] „Beim Stierkampf (Corrida), dem in südlichen Ländern häufig noch Kultcharakter zukommt und der dort als hohe Kunst betrieben wird, stehen sich Mensch und Tier in einem gefährlichen Zweikampf gegenüber.“

[1, 2] "During bullfighting (Corrida), which often comes up with cult in southern countries and which is operated there as high art, people and animals are opposed to each other in a dangerous duel"

[2] „Obwohl auch der Mensch biologisch gesehen ein Tier ist, wird er im nichtbiologischen Sprachgebrauch, darunter auch in juristischen Kontexten, nicht zu den Tieren gezählt. “

[2] "Although man is also biologically an animal, it is not counted among the animals in non -biological language use, including in legal contexts"

[2] „Die pharmazeutische Industrie ist ein starker Verbraucher von Tieren.“

[2] "The pharmaceutical industry is a strong consumer of Tiere"

[2] „Die Deutschen lieben ihre Tiere so sehr, dass sie es hin und wieder auch übertreiben.“

[2] "Germans love their animals so much that they occasionally exaggerate it"

[3] Der Platzhirsch bewachte ein Rudel von zehn Tieren.

[3] The top dog guarded a pack of ten animals

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