Asked by: Leer Novegilasked in category: General Last Updated: 16th January, 2020
How do you use articles in German?
Besides, how are definite articles used in German?
The definite articles in German refer to specific persons, objects, ideas…etc. and they are : der, die, das, die (plural) they all mean the expression “the” in English, der is used for masculine nouns, die is used for feminine nouns, das is used for neuter nouns, and finally die used also for plural nouns.
how do you use in German? The masculine definite article (“the”) is der, the feminine is die, and the neuter form is das. German speakers have had many years to learn whether wagen (car) is der or die or das. It's der wagen, but for learners new to the language it's not so easy to know which form to use.
Then, what article does kind take in German?
|nominative||der Mann||das Kind|
|accusative||den Mann||das Kind|
|dative||dem Mann||dem Kind|
|genitive||des Mannes||des Kindes|
Why is Madchen neuter?
As for girls, the word Mädchen is still neuter for two reasons, a) because it ends in 'chen', b) because nouns ending in 'chen' don't change in the plural. By saying das Mädchen, we know it's one girl, whereas die Mädchen is more than one. If we wanted to say 'The girl is little.