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Is it der, die oder das Crashkurs?


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

The word Crashkurs 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 Crashkurs?

How does the declension of Crashkurs 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 Crashkurs die Crashkurse
Genitive des Crashkurses der Crashkurse
Dative dem Crashkurs dem Crashkurse den Crashkursen
Akkusative den Crashkurs die Crashkurse

What is the meaning of Crashkurs in German?

Crashkurs is defined as:

[1] Course that teaches the most important aspects of a topic in a short time

[1] Kurs, der in kurzer Zeit die wichtigsten Aspekte eines Themas lehrt

How to use Crashkurs in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Crashkurs with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe in einem Crashkurs Italienisch gelernt.

[1] I learned Italian in a crash course

[1] „Den Crashkurs, den die Union jetzt in der Energiepolitik absolviert, hat Töpfer als allmählichen Meinungswandel in den achtziger Jahren hinter sich gebracht.“

[1] "The crash course that the Union is now completing in energy policy has completed Töpfer as a gradual change of expression in the 1980s"

[1] „Zwischen geeisten Cappuccinos und Clubsandwich bekomme ich einen Crashkurs in aktueller griechischer Innenpolitik.“

[1] "I get a crash course in current Greek domestic politics between iced cappuccinos and club sandwich"

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