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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Radhicka

When to use Die, Der, und Das?

I'm honestly having a hard time figuring out when to use die, der, und das. Most of the time, while doing the exercises, I'm just kinda winging it. So is there any rule or any trick that makes figuring out the gender less complicated?

May 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hardrockhamster

You basically just should learn them. German is a hard language, I know it because I am a native speaker. I have thought some time about your question, but I could not find a rule, but if you have two words added together to one, you always use the article of the second one.

e.g.: das Plastik + die Tüte = die Plastiktüte der Winter + die Jacke = die Winterjacke ...

I hope it could help at least a bit. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Here's a thread on this topic: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27335177

with a link to a very comprehensive thread on this topic: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/27269080


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klastiron

It's best to just memorize the gender of each noun at the same time that you learn the noun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

This post might help you very much. Good luck! AP4418


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Radhicka

Danke! The link was exactly what I needed! =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

Keine Problem! I'm so happy I could help!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Hi Dessert-Rose :-) Just a tiny correction: "Kein Problem". It is "das Problem" (neuter). So you can say, for example:

Damit habe ich kein Problem.
Es gibt keine Probleme, die sich nicht lösen lassen. (Plural!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

Hello Heike, thanks for the correction! I only saw it now, but it doesn't matter. Thanks still! :) Cheers! AP4418

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