"Der Tee"

Translation:The tea

December 31, 2012



Der= Masculine Die= Feminine and Das= Neuter Instead of remembering a word like "Junge" or "Mädchen", get used to memorizing "Der Junge", and "Das Mädchen" while you're still learning the basics. I'm still a beginner but I'm having to re-learn all the nouns because I didn't take the time to remember that.

May 15, 2015


Nice tip!

July 23, 2015


Why is a word that means girl considered neuter instead of femenine?

September 7, 2015


Maedchen ends in -chen and words that end in -chen take das

September 8, 2015


Ive just got Sind "die Manner" mude wrong as I thought Die was feminine

October 31, 2017


die is also used in the plural, for all nouns regardless of gender.

November 1, 2017


Doesn't Manner or other masculine words take 'den' in accusative case? (as opposed to your suggestion that they take 'die')

December 23, 2017


Männer is a plural word and there the nominative and accusative are both die.

den Männern would be dative plural.

den Mann is masculine accusative singular.

December 24, 2017


Is the robot correct in pronouncing an [i]?

December 31, 2012


I don't hear any [i].

December 31, 2012


I hear [i] also.

September 13, 2013


Me too.. shouldn't it sound like "Kaffee"?

April 13, 2014


I thought it's pronounced somewhat like "ay" as un "day"

July 4, 2015


This is correct. It should be pronounced "TAY".

November 8, 2016


At least tea is easy.

September 8, 2015


I can't tell... is "Tee" pronounced like English "tea"? I hear a slight "tih" sound... it's hard for me to say it in‐between tee and tih.

October 15, 2015


    "In between" is how I hear it too. The vowel sounds in German do not always have exact equivalents in English (and anyway, depending on your English accent you will find personal ways of transcribing the sound).

    January 19, 2016


    I hear regular voice say 'duh' for 'der'. Slow voice says 'dya' for 'der'. Just a bit ago, the voice said 'dair' for 'der'. With such variation, how are we to know which is correct?

    January 4, 2016


    This question was to pronounce "Der Tee" using the microphone. Two attempts saying "derr" or "dair" elicited a "Try again". The 3rd time I pronounced "Der" like the female voice ("day-uh") and it accepted it. Duolingo using regional dialects, inconsistently, is problematic, IMO. Should we just go ahead and drop all "R" sounds. I mean, "dwop" them? Du fwist? Zuckah? Weally?

    August 7, 2018


    Is the 'der' not used often for Tee? Because when we were given the image of tea, instead of having 'Der Tee' it just had 'Tee' while coffee has 'Der Kaffee'. Seen that done at least twice with Tee.

    May 25, 2016


      No, nothing like that. Duolingo just gives you different sentences sometimes.

      May 30, 2016


      Okay. But this wasn't one of the learning sentences. It was the vocabulary 'flashcard' at the beginning of the lesson. In all the other 'flashcards' given, the other words had 'der/die/das' with them. Tee was the only one without.

      May 31, 2016


      Can someone answer this please because it is freakin annoying...

      October 25, 2017


        What's the question that wasn't answered?

        October 25, 2017


        Is there a simple rule of thumb why in singular form some nouns are masculine, feminine or neuter? I thought tea was feminine. Probably a naive question but anyway...

        July 26, 2018


        Basically no -- grammatical gender is essentially arbitrary.

        (And not even consistent between languages that have grammatical gender. For example, German considers "sun" feminine but "moon" masculine, while French speakers would assign those nouns exactly the opposite genders.)

        July 26, 2018


        I remembered from school: "Sachenamen auf 'e' sind weiblich, außer See, Tee und Kaffee." The names for things ending on 'e' are female, except sea, tea and coffee. Perhaps there are more exceptions.

        February 15, 2019


        Why is it der and not die?

        February 5, 2015


        Because "Tee" is masculine.

        August 31, 2015


        I german dictionary tee is neutrum. Search in on duden.de

        May 22, 2018


        "Tee" is masculine. You need to look at right entry. What you're referring to (das Tee) is an anglicism, which is used in golf. It's that little thing you place the golf ball on.

        May 22, 2018


        Oh ! Viele danke ! Gracias ! Multumesc :)

        May 22, 2018


        Why is tee masculine?

        December 6, 2017


        Because „Tee“ is masculine.

        January 10, 2019


        Why is tea masculine? Is there a reason or is it just one of those things you have to remember?

        July 26, 2018


        Just one of those things you have to remember. There's basically no reason to grammatical gender.

        July 27, 2018


        Every noun in German language doesn't have a rule when it comes to its gender. You just have to remember it.

        July 27, 2018


        How do you tell if a noun is masculine or feminine?

        December 29, 2018


        In general: you can't. You just have to look it up and memorise it.

        (For example, what gender is Leiter? Answer: it can be either masculine or feminine, depending on the meaning -- die Leiter is "the ladder", der Leiter is "the leader". So you can't generally tell from the shape of the word what gender it will be.)

        December 29, 2018


        i don't know about you guys but i could not understand his pronunciation and i clicked the slow button like 30 times. each time it sounded like he said "dear tay" i assumed he was saying "der" so i got that part correct and wrote "te" since i couldn't tell what the last word was. it didn't occur to me he was saying "tee" until after i surprisingly got it right. (one letter off which is why i got it right...)

        July 5, 2019


        Maybe you should report the bad pronunciation (flag). I had no problems with this sentence, sounds good although a bit unfriendly.

        July 5, 2019
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