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Is it der, die oder das Chance?


The correct article in German of Chance is die. So it is die Chance! (nominative case)

The word Chance is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Chance?

How does the declension of Chance 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 die Chance die Chancen
Genitive der Chance der Chancen
Dative der Chance den Chancen
Akkusative die Chance die Chancen

What is the meaning of Chance in German?

Chance has various definitions in German:

[1] A situation that enables someone to do something is a way of a view of something

[1] eine Situation, die jemandem etwas ermöglicht, eine Möglichkeit, eine Aussicht auf etwas

[2] The indication of how likely or unlikely something is

[2] die Angabe, wie wahrscheinlich oder unwahrscheinlich etwas ist

How to use Chance in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chance with translations in English.

[1] Du bekommst eine Chance.

[1] You get a chance

[1] „Es ist eine Chance für ihn, sein Lebenswerk zu krönen.“

[1] "It is an opportunity for him to do his life's work to Krönen" "

[1] „Die Linguistik sollte dies als Chance begreifen und sich in den entsprechenden öffentlichen Diskursen mit ihrem Fachwissen vernehmlich zu Wort melden.“

[1] "Linguistics should understand this as an opportunity and speak audibly in the corresponding public discourses with their expertise"

[1] „Viele Menschen weltweit hatte noch keine Chance auf eine Corona-Impfung.“

[1] "Many people worldwide still had no chance of a Corona vaccine"

[1] „Er sollte mir irgendeine andere Chance geben – als ein halbes Jahr warten.“

[1] "He should give me some other chance - waiting for half a year"

[2] Die Chance ist hoch, dass wir es heute schaffen.

[2] The chance is high that we will do it today

[2] „Im offenen Meer vermischen sich chemische Stoffe gut, doch für das Überleben komplexer Moleküle ist es nicht ideal. Viele Wissenschaftler glauben, dass die Chancen auf dem Meeresgrund oder in Gesteinshöhlen besser waren.“

[2] "Chemical substances mix well in the open sea, but for survival complex molecules, it is not ideal for many scientists believe that the opportunities on the bottom of the sea or in rock caves were better."

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