the German articles.
the German articles.
the German articles.
Der Die Das
54 Thematic Worlds
The game has 54 thematic worlds to discover and every world has one Der article learning level, one Die article learning level and one Das article learning level.
In order to complete those levels, you are given 20 to 28 moves to match at least 3 tiles of the similar icon. Then your goal is to match each icon 16 to 20 times and if you don’t use all your moves, the remaining ones give you bonus points. So, the less moves you use, the more points you score to climb the leaderboard. Thus your goal is to get 3 stars in each level and then you can play the mixed level. Equally important, all article learning levels have no time restriction. Above all, Der Die Das level has its own unique aesthetics.
First of all The blue color is dominant in the Der level and the sound effects have a masculine and funny tone. The pink color is dominant in the Die level and the sound effects have a feminine and funny tone. Finally The green color is dominant in the Das level and the sound effects have a childish and funny tone.
By all means using specific colors and sound effects makes it easier to memorize the words and their articles. Specifically the thinking progress behind the sound design and the colors of each level was to make it easier for you to memorize the words and their articles. Therefore you can play any level you want again and again to get more points and become the number one player on our leaderboard!
Rules for der, die, das
In fact some languages don’t have gender definite articles, other have 2, masculine and feminine, German is amongst the languages that has THREE. Der for Masculine nouns, Die for Feminine nouns and Das for Neutral nouns. As a result for learners that do not use definite gender articles in their mother tongue, learning is a difficult task. Even though for those who do use gender articles in their native language. For them it is even harder as in many, many cases the same words have different genders depending on the language.
For example, let’s talk about “the chair”: It is masculine in German (der Stuhl), but feminine in French, Spanish and Greek… Of course you will wonder: “So how can one learn what applies for the German Noon Genders?” Certainly there are rules but there are also many, many exceptions. In any event you will most probably end up needing to memorize A LOT!!!
Nouns that fall under these rules take der:
German Nouns that are defined by their sex (masculine): der Mann, der Student, der Lehrer, der Junge, der Spezialist
Nouns ending in -er, -ling, -or, -ist: der Computer, der Laser, der Schmetterling, der Frühling, der Motor, der Professor, der Journalist, der Maschinist, etc.
Times of the day: der Morgen, der Abend, etc.
Seasons: der Sommer, der Winter, etc.
Days of the week: der Montag, der Mittwoch, der Freitag, etc.
Months: der April, der Juni, der September, etc.
Weather: der Regen, der Schnee, der Blitz, etc.
Cardinal points: der Süden, der Westen, der Osten, etc.
Car brands: der VW, der Fiat, der Renault, etc.
Trains: der ICE, der Regionalexpress, der Bummelzug, etc.
Alcohol drinks: der Wein, der Schnaps, der Gin, etc.
Nouns that fall under these rules take die:
German Nouns that are defined by their sex (feminine): die Frau, die Lehrerin, die Professorin
Nouns ending in -e, -t, -ei, -in, -schaft, -heit/-keit, -ung: die Lampe, die Ente, die Fahrt, die Nacht, die Tyrannei, die Bäckerei, die Studentin, die Prinzessin, die Mannschaft, die Freundschaft, die Freiheit, die Einsamkeit, die Zeitung, die Meinung, etc.
Foreign words ending in -ion, -age, -ur, -ik, -anz, -tät, -ade, -enz: die Aktion, die Tradition, die Gage, die Garage, die Manufaktur, die Agentur, die Musik, die Physik, die Toleranz, die Eleganz, die Realität, die Qualität, die Limonade, die Parade, die Prominenz, die Tendenz, etc.
Motorcycle brands: die Suzuki, die Triumph, etc.
Aeroplanes: die Boing, die Concorde, etc.
Numbers: die Eins, die Sieben, etc.
Flowers: die Tulpe, die Rose, etc.
Nouns that fall under these rules take das:
German Nouns ending in –chen, -lein: Würstchen, Mädchen, Fräulein, Colors: das geld (yellow)
Nouns derived from infinitives: das Schlafen, das Schwimmen
Nouns derived from adjectives: das Schöne, das Böse;
Chemical elements and metalls: das Helium, das Gold,
Often nouns ending in – o: Das Auto, das Radio