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Is it der, die oder das Whiskey?


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

The word Whiskey 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 Whiskey?

How does the declension of Whiskey 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 Whiskey die Whiskeys
Genitive des Whiskeys der Whiskeys
Dative dem Whiskey den Whiskeys
Akkusative den Whiskey die Whiskeys

What is the meaning of Whiskey in German?

Whiskey is defined as:

[1] Whiskey, which is made in Ireland or America from Ry

[1] Whisky, der in Irland oder Amerika aus Roggen oder Mais hergestellt wird

How to use Whiskey in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Whiskey with translations in English.

[1] „Er stand auf, ließ Hugo und mich im Arbeitszimmer zurück und ging ins Wohnzimmer, wo er sich einen Whiskey aus der Hausbar einschenken würde, einen großen.“

[1] "He got up, left Hugo and me in the study and went into the living room, where he would pour a whiskey out of the domestic bar, a big man"

[1] „Grenfeld orderte mit einer seit Jahren eingeübten Handbewegung zwei Whiskeys und hoffte auf die einsetzende Redseligkeit seines Kollegen.“

[1] "Grenfeld ordered two whiskeys with a hand movement that had been practiced for years and hoped for the onset of his colleague's speech"

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