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Is it der, die oder das Amsterdam?

The article is needed if "Amsterdam" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, no article is used.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Amsterdam?

How does the declension of Amsterdam work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative (das) Amsterdam
Genitive (des Amsterdam) (des Amsterdams) Amsterdams
Dative (dem) Amsterdam
Akkusative (das) Amsterdam

What is the meaning of Amsterdam in German?

Amsterdam has various definitions in German:

[1] Capital of the Netherlands

[1] Hauptstadt der Niederlande

[2] City in the US state of New York

[2] Stadt im US-Bundesstaat New York

[3] Community in the US state of New York

[3] Gemeinde im US-Bundesstaat New York

[4] Location in the US state of Missouri

[4] Ort im US-Bundesstaat Missouri

[5] Place in the US state of Ohio

[5] Ort im US-Bundesstaat Ohio

[6] Place in Canada (Saskatchewan)

[6] Ort in Kanada (Saskatchewan)

[7] Place in South Africa (Mpumalanga)

[7] Ort in Südafrika (Mpumalanga)

[8] Island in the south of the Indian Ocean

[8] Insel im Süden des Indischen Ozeans

[9] Island near Spitzbergen

[9] Insel bei Spitzbergen

How to use Amsterdam in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Amsterdam with translations in English.

[1] Im Jahre 1369 wurde Amsterdam Mitglied der Hanse.

[1] In 1369 Amsterdam became a member of the Hansee

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How do you pronounce Amsterdam?

Amsterdam
Amsterdam
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