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Is it der, die oder das Campus?


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

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

The plural form campusse is colloquial

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 Campus?

How does the declension of Campus 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Campus die Campus die Campusse
Genitive des Campus der Campus der Campusse
Dative dem Campus den Campus den Campussen
Akkusative den Campus die Campus die Campusse

What is the meaning of Campus in German?

Campus is defined as:

[1] area on which buildings and other plants are located in a university

[1] Gelände, auf dem sich Gebäude und weitere Anlagen einer Universität befinden

How to use Campus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Campus with translations in English.

[1] Sie verabredeten sich für acht Uhr auf dem Campus.

[1] They agreed on the campus for eight o'clock

[1] „Nach dem Abitur schrieb sie sich an der Uni für Theater-, Film- und Fernsehwissenschaften ein, und wenn wir uns zufällig auf dem Campus trafen, tranken wir Kaffee zusammen und verwunderten einander mit Details aus unseren Leben.“

[1] "After the Abitur, she wrote down at the university for theater, film and television sciences, and if we happened to meet on campus, we drank coffee together and were surprised with details from our lifes"

[1] „Sophies erster Termin führte uns auf den Campus der Universität von Dakar.“

[1] "Sophie's first appointment led us to the campus of the University of Dakarä"

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