"Die Frau"

Translation:The woman

January 19, 2013

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Why isn't it "Der Frau?"

Is "Die" female?

May 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/belldy92
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easy.. -_-! der = masculine die = feminine

June 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/durlabh98

Thanks Mann... ;-)

October 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mauraka

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

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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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Thanks ...

June 22, 2016

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Please note: There are over 200 deleted posts in this thread, almost all asking what the difference is between die/der/das. If you're wondering the same thing, please read the "Tips & notes" at the beginning of the lesson:
https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/The

A "Tips & notes" write up can be found at the beginning of a lot of lessons. Please learn to read them before starting the lesson.

Thanks.

November 23, 2016

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What's the difference between Die and Das?

October 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NickC172

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

https://www.duolingo.com/phantom-antlers

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

May 3, 2016

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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

https://www.duolingo.com/phantom-antlers

Ahh! Okay makes sense, thank you.

October 18, 2016

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It states that die is used for feminine and plural uses. I answered this as "The women", but was marked incorrectly.

May 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hscai

That's because "Frau" is singular, i.e. woman, not women.

May 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SohrabSala

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

February 7, 2016

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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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