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Is it der, die oder das Containerschiff?


The correct article in German of Containerschiff is das. So it is das Containerschiff! (nominative case)

The word Containerschiff is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Containerschiff?

How does the declension of Containerschiff 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 das Containerschiff die Containerschiffe
Genitive des Containerschiffs des Containerschiffes der Containerschiffe
Dative dem Containerschiff den Containerschiffen
Akkusative das Containerschiff die Containerschiffe

What is the meaning of Containerschiff in German?

Containerschiff is defined as:

[1] cargo ship that is built for the transport of containers

[1] Frachtschiff, das für den Transport von Containern gebaut ist

How to use Containerschiff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Containerschiff with translations in English.

[1] Die Containerschiffe werden anscheinend immer größer.

[1] The container ships are apparently increasingly becoming

[1] „Ihr Arbeitgeber, ein weißer Mann, habe ihr geholfen auf ein Containerschiff zu gelangen.“

[1] "Your employer, a white man, helped her on a container ship to get into

[1] „Deswegen haben Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein ausfallgefährdete Darlehen für mehr als 250 Containerschiffe, Tanker und Massengutfrachter in eine staatliche Gesellschaft ausgegliedert.“

[1] "That is why Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have sparked loans for more than 250 container ships, tankers and mass freighters into a state society"

[1] „Bereits vier Tage war ich in der griechischen Hauptstadt, am Mittwoch, den 3. Oktober, war ich mit einem Containerschiff am riesigen Hafen von Piräus angekommen.“

[1] "I was already in the Greek capital for four days, on Wednesday, October 3, I had arrived at the huge port of Piraeus with a container ship."

[1] „Wie wichtig der Rhein als Transportweg für Massengüter und Container ist, wurde deutlich, als im März 2007 nach der Havarie eines Containerschiffes der Fluss für mehrere Tage gesperrt werden musste.“

[1] "How important the Rhine is as a transport route for mass goods and containers became clear when in March 2007 the river had to be closed for several days after the accident of a container ship"

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