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Is it der, die oder das Amtsgericht?


The correct article in German of Amtsgericht is das. So it is das Amtsgericht! (nominative case)

The word Amtsgericht is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Amtsgericht?

How does the declension of Amtsgericht 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 Amtsgericht die Amtsgerichte
Genitive des Amtsgerichts des Amtsgerichtes der Amtsgerichte
Dative dem Amtsgericht den Amtsgerichten
Akkusative das Amtsgericht die Amtsgerichte

What is the meaning of Amtsgericht in German?

Amtsgericht is defined as:

[1] Law: A court of ordinary jurisdiction

[1] Recht: ein Gericht der ordentlichen Gerichtsbarkeit

How to use Amtsgericht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Amtsgericht with translations in English.

[1] Das Amtsgericht wird vor allem in Verfahren des Zivil- und des Strafrechts tätig.

[1] The district court is mainly active in the procedure of civil and criminal law

[1] „Sie waren gegen ein Uhr im Amtsgericht.“

[1] "You were around one o'clock in the district court"

[1] „So sah es das Amtsgericht in Bonn angesichts eines Streitfalles im öffentlichen Nahverkehr.“

[1] "This is how the district court in Bonn saw it in view of a dispute in public transport"

[1] „Als sie sich bei ihrem Ausbilder am Amtsgericht meldete, hat der sie gefragt, ob sie als Frau nicht was Besseres wüßte.“

[1] "When she reported to her instructor at the district court, he asked her if she wasn't something better as a woman"

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