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Is it der, die oder das Verein?


The correct article in German of Verein is der. So it is der Verein! (nominative case)

The word Verein is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Verein?

How does the declension of Verein 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 der Verein die Vereine
Genitive des Vereins des Vereines der Vereine
Dative dem Verein dem Vereine den Vereinen
Akkusative den Verein die Vereine

What is the meaning of Verein in German?

Verein has various definitions in German:

[1] Organization of people with a common goal or common interests

[1] Organisation von Menschen mit einem gemeinsamen Ziel oder gemeinsamen Interessen

[2] Designing: group of people or organization that is criticized

[2] abwertend: Personengruppe oder Organisation, die kritisiert wird

How to use Verein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Verein with translations in English.

[1] Viele Leute sind Mitglieder in Vereinen.

[1] Many people are members in Vereinä

[1] „Die Vereine erfüllen also wichtige Funktionen in der Gemeinde.“

[1] "The clubs therefore fulfill important functions in the municipal area"

[1] „Als Fan schwört der Isländer seinem Verein ewige Treue.“

[1] "As a fan, the Icelander swears eternal loyalty to his club"

[2] Dieser Verein ist ja das allerletzte.

[2] This association is the very last one

[2] Was is’n das hier fürn Verein? Raus, sofort raus hier! Lasst euch nie wieder hier blicken!

[2] What is the one for that for aisle, immediately get out of this never let yourself look here again!

How do you pronounce Verein?

Verein (Österreich)

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