Der, die, das

Remember that all nouns have a specific gender; they are either masculine, feminine or neuter. It is very important to know the gender of every single noun to master the rather complex case system in German.
In German, as in English, you can either have a direct (der, die das - the) or indirect (ein, eine, ein -a) article preceding a noun. The tables below will help you review how articles change based on gender and cases.

 

 MasculineFeminineNeuterPlural (all genders)
Nominativederdiedasdie
Accusativedendiedasdie
Dativedemderdemden
Genitivedesderdesder

 

 MaculineFeminineNeuterPlural (all genders)
Nominativeeineineein  --
Accusativeeineneineeine  --
Dativeeinemeinereinem  --
Genitiveeineseinereines  --