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Is it der, die oder das Autounfall?


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

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

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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 Autounfall?

How does the declension of Autounfall 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 Autounfall die Autounfälle
Genitive des Autounfalles des Autounfalls der Autounfälle
Dative dem Autounfall dem Autounfalle den Autounfällen
Akkusative den Autounfall die Autounfälle

What is the meaning of Autounfall in German?

Autounfall is defined as:

[1] An accident with, through, in a system a traffic accident with a motor vehicle involved

[1] ein Unfall mit, durch, in einem Auto; ein Verkehrsunfall mit einem beteiligten Kraftfahrzeug

How to use Autounfall in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Autounfall with translations in English.

[1] Anneliese hatte vorige Woche einen Autounfall.

[1] Anneliese had a car accident last week

[1] „Bei einem Autounfall wurde ich einmal aus dem Auto und unter einen Lastwagen geschleudert.“

[1] "In a car accident, I was thrown out of the car and under a truck"

[1] „Sein Vater entzog sich in die ferne Welt, seine Mutter Julia kam kurz nach der Trennung bei einem Autounfall ums Leben.“

[1] "His father withdrew into the distant world, his mother Julia came around the lifelong shortly after the separation in a car accident"

[1] „Dean ist am zwölften Juni bei einem Autounfall umgekommen.“

[1] "Dean died on June twelfth in a car accident"

[1] „Schließlich sind Mama und Papa bei einem Autounfall ums Leben gekommen.“

[1] "After all, mom and dad died in a car accident"

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