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Is it der, die oder das Autoschlüssel?


The correct article in German of Autoschlüssel is der. So it is der Autoschlüssel! (nominative case)

The word Autoschlüssel is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Autoschlüssel?

How does the declension of Autoschlüssel 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 der Autoschlüssel die Autoschlüssel
Genitive des Autoschlüssels der Autoschlüssel
Dative dem Autoschlüssel den Autoschlüsseln
Akkusative den Autoschlüssel die Autoschlüssel

What is the meaning of Autoschlüssel in German?

Autoschlüssel is defined as:

[1] Key that enables opening, closing and starting an automobile

[1] Schlüssel, der das Öffnen, Schließen und Anlassen eines Automobils ermöglicht

How to use Autoschlüssel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Autoschlüssel with translations in English.

[1] Vergiss die Autoschlüssel nicht!

[1] Forget the car keys not

[1] „Zuletzt zieht sie aus ihrer Hosentasche die Autoschlüssel und legt sie vor Anrath auf den Tisch, als wäre er der Wagenlenker.“

[1] "Finally, she pulls the car key out of her pocket and puts her on the table in front of Anrath as if he were the car driver"

[1] „Leo zieht den Autoschlüssel aus der Jackentasche.“

[1] "Leo pulls the car key from the jacket pocket"

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Pictures or photos of Autoschlüssel

[1] Autoschlüssel eines Fiats von 1980
[1] Autoschlüssel eines Fiats von 1980

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