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Is it der, die oder das Dienstjahr?


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

The word Dienstjahr 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 Dienstjahr?

How does the declension of Dienstjahr 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 Dienstjahr die Dienstjahre
Genitive des Dienstjahres des Dienstjahrs der Dienstjahre
Dative dem Dienstjahr dem Dienstjahre den Dienstjahren
Akkusative das Dienstjahr die Dienstjahre

What is the meaning of Dienstjahr in German?

Dienstjahr is defined as:

[1] Period of one year in which someone does service

[1] Zeitraum von einem Jahr, in dem jemand Dienst tut

How to use Dienstjahr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dienstjahr with translations in English.

[1] „Das fällt nicht nur mir nach etwas über zehn Dienstjahren auf, auch ältere Kollegen bestätigen das durch die Bank.“

[1] "This not only notices me after a little over ten years of service, older colleagues also confirm this by the bank" "

[1] „Dann kam trotz allem die Zeit, wo ich mich über die Grenze schmuggeln mußte, um in Deutschland mein Dienstjahr abzuleisten, da ich mich sonst gegen die eindeutigste Forderung meines Gewissens vergangen hätte.“

[1] "Then, despite everything I had to smuggle the border, to do my year in Germany, otherwise I would have passed the clearest demand for my conscience"

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