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Is it der, die oder das Destination?


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

The word Destination 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 Destination?

How does the declension of Destination 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 Destination die Destinationen
Genitive der Destination der Destinationen
Dative der Destination den Destinationen
Akkusative die Destination die Destinationen

What is the meaning of Destination in German?

Destination has various definitions in German:

[1] Flight system: destination airport, destination/destination of a trip

[1] Flugwesen: Zielflughafen, Bestimmungsort/Zielort einer Reise

[2] Educational language: determination, final purpose

[2] bildungssprachlich: Bestimmung, Endzweck

How to use Destination in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Destination with translations in English.

[1] Zu Destinationen innerhalb Deutschlands fuhr er mit dem Auto.

[1] He drove to destinations within Germany with the Autoä

[1] Gelingt es, dann die Anzahl der Gäste zu halten, nützt das viel, weil die Destination so die Fixkosten besser aufteilen kann.

[1] If it is possible to keep the number of guests, it is of great use, because the destination can better divide the fixed costs

[2] Ihre Destination war es, ihr Kind überlebensfähig zu machen.

[2] Your destination was to make your child surviving

[2] »… Andere für uns handeln lassen, das wäre unsre Destination. …«

[2] »… let others act for us, that would be our destination…«

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