"Die Frau"

Translation:The woman

January 19, 2013

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Why isn't it "Der Frau?"

Is "Die" female?

May 31, 2013


easy.. -_-! der = masculine die = feminine

June 8, 2013


Thanks Mann... ;-)

October 21, 2015


I thought "die" was a plural form of articles (words combining with nouns like a,an,the) like los or las en espanol. Am I wrong or is there more to it?

November 7, 2015


Hi mauraka: there are three definite articles in German: der = maskulin, die = fiminin, and das = neutrum, all in singular. And the definite article in plural is "die". So: der Mann (the man) - die Männer. Die frau (the woman) - die frauen(the womEn) : das kind (the child) - die kinder. Hope that helps. Regards

June 8, 2016


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November 23, 2016


What's the difference between Die and Das?

October 19, 2014


Das = neuter, Die = feminine, Der = masculine. Hope this helps! Die is sort of the equivalent of the French la, and Der is the parallel of the French le.

March 27, 2015


I have a questoin! Doesn't "Frau" Usually mean wife in German? Thank you!

May 3, 2016


Frau, by itself usually just means woman. But it could mean "wife" if you're using possessive pronouns, such as :

  • Meine Frau ( my woman / my wife )
  • Deine Frau ( your woman / your wife )
October 13, 2016


Ahh! Okay makes sense, thank you.

October 18, 2016


What do you say about "das Mädchen"? ???? What do you think is it neuter in gender Mädchen! !!!!!

February 7, 2016


Same reason why Steckdose ( power outlet ), is considered feminine. Noun's genders in German aren't really related to their biological gender.

October 13, 2016
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