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Is it der, die oder das Wein?


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

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

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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 Wein?

How does the declension of Wein 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 Wein die Weine
Genitive des Weins des Weines der Weine
Dative dem Wein dem Weine den Weinen
Akkusative den Wein die Weine

What is the meaning of Wein in German?

Wein has various definitions in German:

[1] the vine (Vitis) on which [2] grows

[1] die Rebe (Vitis), an der [2] wächst

[2] a type of grape (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. Vinifera)

[2] eine Traubenart (Vitis vinifera L. ssp. vinifera)

[3] Oenology: alcoholic drink made by fermenting the grape juice from [2]

[3] Önologie: alkoholisches Getränk, das durch Gärung des Traubensafts von [2] hergestellt wird

[4] Oenology: alcoholic beverage made by fermenting fruit, honey, or other sugary juices

[4] Önologie: alkoholisches Getränk, das durch Gärung von Obst, Honig oder anderen zuckerhaltigen Säften hergestellt wird

How to use Wein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Wein with translations in English.

[1] In Deutschland wird seit der Römerzeit Wein angebaut.

[1] Wine has been grown in Germany since Roman times

[2] Der Wein wird erst gelesen und dann gekeltert.

[2] The wine is first picked and then pressed.

[3] Du trinkst lieber Wein als Bier.

[3] You prefer to drink wine than beer.

[3] „Wein befriedigt unseren Genußsinn ebenso wie unser sachliches Interesse, er ist also ein gleichermaßen sinnliches wie intellektuelles Phänomen. Am meisten gibt er uns, wenn diese beiden Aspekte seiner Persönlichkeit ausgewogen sind […]“[2]

[3] "Wine satisfies our sense of pleasure as well as our objective interest, so it is a sensual and intellectual phenomenon in equal measure. It gives us the most when these two aspects of its personality are balanced [...]" [2]

[3] „Die Guten seh'n im Wein nur edle Tugend,

[3] "The good see only noble virtue in wine,

die Bösen nur Verbrechen, Trug und List.

the wicked only crimes, deceit and cunning

Wein ist der Spiegel unseres bunten Lebens:

Wine is the mirror of our colorful life:

Man sieht im Weine, was man selber ist.“[3]

You can see in wine what you are yourself. "[3]

[3] „Wein ist Denken und Tun, Wein ist Wachstum und Wohlstand, Wein ist Sorge und Genuß der Menschen.“[4]

[3] “Wine is thinking and doing, wine is growth and prosperity, wine is the care and enjoyment of people” [4]

[3] „Der Wein kam aus den Kellern der herrschaftlichen Häuser, die Daunenkissen aus den Schlafgemächern der feinen Damen.“[5]

[3] "The wine came from the cellars of the stately homes, the down pillows from the bedrooms of the fine ladies." [5]

[4] Auch aus Erdbeeren kann man Wein herstellen.

[4] Wine can also be made from strawberries.

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Pictures or photos of Wein

[1] rote Weinrebe
[1] rote Weinrebe
[2] blaue Weintrauben
[2] blaue Weintrauben
[3] Wein im Weinglas
[3] Wein im Weinglas

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