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Is it der, die oder das Blitzer?


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

The word Blitzer 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 Blitzer?

How does the declension of Blitzer 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 Blitzer die Blitzer
Genitive des Blitzers der Blitzer
Dative dem Blitzer den Blitzern
Akkusative den Blitzer die Blitzer

What is the meaning of Blitzer in German?

Blitzer is defined as:

[1] Lightning device used in road traffic to capture infringements of the road traffic regulations

[1] im Straßenverkehr eingesetztes Blitzgerät zum Erfassen von Verstößen gegen die Straßenverkehrsordnung

How to use Blitzer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blitzer with translations in English.

[1] Der Blitzer wurde nicht ausgelöst, da er sich an die Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung hielt.

[1] The speed camera was not triggered because he held himself to the speed limitation

[1] „Ich vermute, dass der eigentliche Grund für die paar Verkehrsunfälle die Blitzer sind, die über die gesamte Route 1 verteilt stehen.“[1]

[1] "I suspect that the real reason for the pair of traffic accidents are the speed camera, which is distributed over the entire route 1" [1]

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[1] typischer deutscher Blitzer
[1] typischer deutscher Blitzer

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