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Is it der, die oder das Baseball?


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

The word Baseball 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 Baseball?

How does the declension of Baseball 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 Baseball die Baseballs
Genitive des Baseballs der Baseballs
Dative dem Baseball den Baseballs
Akkusative den Baseball die Baseballs

What is the meaning of Baseball in German?

Baseball has various definitions in German:

[1] Without plural: team sport, where a ball must be beaten as well as possible

[1] ohne Plural: Mannschaftssportart, bei der ein Ball mit einem Schläger möglichst gut geschlagen werden muss

[2] The ball used in [1]

[2] der in [1] verwendete Ball

How to use Baseball in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Baseball with translations in English.

[1] Baseball ist eine der wichtigsten Sportarten der USA.

[1] Baseball is one of the most important sports of the USA.

[1] Auf der IOC Session in Buenos Aires fällt die Entscheidung: Bleibt Ringen olympisch oder rückt Squash oder Baseball ins Programm der Sommerspiele? Für alle drei Sportverbände ist es ein Millionenspiel.[4]

[1] On the IOC session in Buenos Aires falls the decision: Remains Squash or Baseball to the program of the summer games for all three sports associations, it is a million game at [4]

[1] Klinsmanns Verdienste für den Fußball im Land des American Football, Baseball und Basketball sind vor allem außerhalb des Platzes groß.[5]

[1] Klinsmann's merit for football in the country of American football, baseball and basketball are mainly outside the place Groß. [5]

[1] „In Ländern, in denen Baseball unbekannt war, war die häufigste Kopfbedeckung eine Baseballmütze.“[6]

[1] "In countries where baseball was unknown, the most common headgear was a baseball cap" [6]

[1] „Es ist, als würde man mit ein paar Zwanzigjährigen Baseball spielen.“[7]

[1] "It's like gambling with a few twenty-year-old baseball." [7]

[2] Aus dem letzten Saisonspiel hatten wir einen Baseball mit nach Hause gebracht.

[2] From the last season game we had brought a baseball home

[2] „Lee Jay drehte den Baseball in der Handfläche herum und beugte sich vor, um die Pyramide gründlich ins Auge zu fassen, wobei er unter seinen Haaren hervorspähte.“[8]

[2] "Lee Jay turned the baseball in the palm and leaned forward to grasp the pyramid thoroughly, where he spawn under his hair" [8]

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