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Is it der, die oder das Tochter?


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

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

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 Tochter?

How does the declension of Tochter 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 Tochter die Töchter
Genitive der Tochter der Töchter
Dative der Tochter den Töchtern
Akkusative die Tochter die Töchter

What is the meaning of Tochter in German?

Tochter has various definitions in German:

[1] female, direct descendant, direct descendant

[1] weiblicher, direkter Nachkomme, direkte Nachkommin

[2] Short for subsidiary: a company whose majority owner is another company; often not standing alone, but in combination with the name (XYZ) of the parent company (XYZ subsidiary)

[2] Kurzform für Tochtergesellschaft: eine Gesellschaft, deren Mehrheitseigner eine andere Gesellschaft ist; häufig nicht alleine stehend, sondern in Kombination mit dem Namen (XYZ) der Muttergesellschaft (XYZ-Tochter)

How to use Tochter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Tochter with translations in English.

[1] „Die Familie hatte für ihre wagemutigen Expeditionen wenig Verständnis, die elfjährige Tochter blieb in einem Internat zurück.“[2]

[1] "The family had little sympathy for their daring expeditions, the eleven-year-old daughter stayed behind in a boarding school." [2]

[1] Meine Tochter wurde vor kurzem erst eingeschult.

[1] My daughter recently started school.

[1] „Sie legte den Arm um ihre Tochter, die jetzt weinte, und nahm sie mit ins Haus.“[3]

[1] “She put her arm around her daughter, who was crying, and took her into the house” [3]

[1] „Die Wirtin kehrte mit ihrer Tochter zurück, einer hübschen, recht appetitlichen Blondine, die ihren Wohltätern durchaus die Hand küssen wollte.“[4]

[1] "The landlady returned with her daughter, a pretty, very appetizing blonde who definitely wanted to kiss the hand of her benefactors ." [4]

[2] Gerüchten zufolge will die X AG ihre Tochter Z verkaufen.

[2] According to rumors, X AG wants to sell its daughter Z.

How do you pronounce Tochter?

die Tochter (Österreich)

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