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Is it der, die oder das Danzig?

The article is needed if "Gdansk" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, no article is used.

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 Danzig?

How does the declension of Danzig 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) Danzig
Genitive (des Danzig) (des Danzigs) Danzigs
Dative (dem) Danzig
Akkusative (das) Danzig

What is the meaning of Danzig in German?

Danzig has various definitions in German:

[1] City and port city in Poland, former Hanseatic city

[1] Großstadt und Hafenstadt in Polen, ehemalige Hansestadt

[2] An asteroid of the main belt

[2] ein Asteroid des Hauptgürtels

How to use Danzig in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Danzig with translations in English.

[1] Danzig bildet zusammen mit Gdingen, Zoppot und kleineren Städten den Ballungsraum Dreistadt mit einer Million Einwohnern.

Danzig, together with Gdingen, Zoppot and smaller cities

[1] „Durch den Versailler Vertrag, der am 10.1.1920 in Kraft trat, wurde die Stadt Danzig mit Umgebung vom Deutschen Reich abgetrennt und zur selbständigen freien Stadt unter dem Schutz des Völkerbunds erklärt.“

[1] "By the Versailles Treaty, which came into force on 101.1920, the city of Danzig was separated from the German Reich with the surrounding area and declared a independent free city under the protection of the League of Nations."

[2] Danzig wurde 1929 vom deutschen Astronomen Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth entdeckt.

Danzig was discovered in 1929 by the German astronomer Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth

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Pictures or photos of Danzig

[1] das Krantor, Wahrzeichen von Danzig
[1] das Krantor, Wahrzeichen von Danzig

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