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Is it der, die oder das Ballungszentrum?


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

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

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 Ballungszentrum?

How does the declension of Ballungszentrum 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 Ballungszentrum die Ballungszentren
Genitive des Ballungszentrums der Ballungszentren
Dative dem Ballungszentrum den Ballungszentren
Akkusative das Ballungszentrum die Ballungszentren

What is the meaning of Ballungszentrum in German?

Ballungszentrum is defined as:

[1] centrally located or densely populated area of ​​a metropolitan area

[1] zentral gelegenes oder dicht bevölkertes Gebiet eines Ballungsraumes

How to use Ballungszentrum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ballungszentrum with translations in English.

[1] Während es im Norden und Osten also Windstrom im Überfluss gibt, ist er in den Ballungszentren im Westen und Süden Mangelware.

[1] While there is an abundance of wind power in the north and east, it is in short supply in the metropolitan areas in the west and south

[1] Nach aktueller Einschätzung des Deutschen Mieterbundes ist „in den Ballungszentren und Universitätsstädten bei Neuverträgen mit Mietpreissteigerungen von durchschnittlich 10 Prozent“ zu rechnen.

[1] According to the current assessment of the German Tenants' Association, "in the metropolitan areas and university cities in the event of new contracts, rental price increases of 10 percent" can be expected

[1] Experten rechnen damit, dass kleine Dörfer, die abseits von Ballungszentren liegen, in ihrer Existenz gefährdet sein könnten.

Experts expect that small villages, which lie away from metropolitan areas, could be at risk in their existence

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