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Is it der, die oder das Container?


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

The word Container 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 Container?

How does the declension of Container 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 Container die Container
Genitive des Containers der Container
Dative dem Container den Containern
Akkusative den Container die Container

What is the meaning of Container in German?

Container has various definitions in German:

[1] A special, standardized transport container for passenger transport freight transport

[1] ein spezieller, genormter Transportbehälter für den Güterfernverkehr

[2] General: a (mostly large) container

[2] allgemein: ein (meist großer) Behälter

[3] Transportable, but still deductible container, especially for building rubble (Mulde)

[3] transportabler, gleichwohl absetzbarer Behälter vor allem für Bauschutt (Mulde)

How to use Container in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Container with translations in English.

[1] Als wir nach Kanada ausgewandert sind, haben wir alle unsere Möbel und Bücher in einen Container gepackt und per Schiff über den Atlantik geschickt.

[1] When we emigrated to Canada, we all packed our furniture and books in a container and by ship over the Atlantic

[1] „Vor genau 40 Jahren hat die Geschichte des Containerverkehrs in Deutschland begonnen.“

[1] "The history of container traffic in Germany started exactly 40 years ago"

[1] „Manche Container waren in Wohnbereiche für zwei oder drei Familien aufgeteilt, an den Seiten waren mit dem Schneidbrenner grobe Öffnungen als Türen und Fenster hineingeschnitten worden."

[1] "Some containers were divided into living areas for two or three families, on the sides with the cutting burner rough openings were cut into doors and windows"

[1] „Fast 500 Schiffe mussten für Tage ihre Fahrt unterbrechen, und als die Sperrung eines der zentralen Verkehrswege Europas aufgehoben wurde, blieben noch immer drei Container vermisst.

[1] “Almost 500 ships had to interrupt their journey for days, and when the blocking of one of the central traffic routes in Europe was lifted, there were still three containers missing

[2] „In welchen Container kommen blaue und orangene Flaschen?“

[2] "In which containers are blue and orange bottles" in "

[3] „Für Entrümpelungen, Umbauarbeiten, Grünabfälle oder andere Abfälle bieten wir Ihnen Container in unterschiedlichen Größen an.“

[3] "We offer containers in different sizes for clearing out, conversion work, green waste or other waste"

[3] Der Container, den wir für unseren Bauschutt gemietet haben, versperrt unsere Einfahrt.

[3] The container that we have rented for our rubble blocks our entrance

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Pictures or photos of Container

[1] Container im Güterfernverkehr
[1] Container im Güterfernverkehr
[2] Container als Großbehälter
[2] Container als Großbehälter

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