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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?
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
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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.
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 )
What do you say about "das Mädchen"? ???? What do you think is it neuter in gender Mädchen! !!!!!
Same reason why Steckdose ( power outlet ), is considered feminine. Noun's genders in German aren't really related to their biological gender.
It states that die is used for feminine and plural uses. I answered this as "The women", but was marked incorrectly.