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Is it der, die oder das Dienstwagen?


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

The word Dienstwagen is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

The Plural 2 is used in southern Germany and Austria

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 Dienstwagen?

How does the declension of Dienstwagen 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Dienstwagen die Dienstwagen die Dienstwägen
Genitive des Dienstwagens der Dienstwagen der Dienstwägen
Dative dem Dienstwagen den Dienstwagen den Dienstwägen
Akkusative den Dienstwagen die Dienstwagen die Dienstwägen

What is the meaning of Dienstwagen in German?

Dienstwagen has various definitions in German:

[1] Octed: Fearing, which was available for the froner according to the Fronherrn for transports

[1] veraltet: Fuhrwerk, das der Fronpflicht gemäß dem Fronherrn für Transporte zur Verfügung zu stellen war

[2] Car that is made available to an employer by the employer for official trips

[2] Pkw, der einem Arbeitnehmer vom Arbeitgeber für dienstliche Fahrten zur Verfügung gestellt wird

How to use Dienstwagen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dienstwagen with translations in English.

[1] Wir müssen stets einen Dienstwagen mitsamt vier Pferden bereithalten, damit die Herrschaft allzeit darauf zugreifen kann.

[1] We always have to have a company car together with four horses so that the rule can access it at all times

[2] Ausgerechnet gestern, als ich einen wichtigen Kunden besuchen wollte, war der Dienstwagen in der Werkstatt.

[2] of all things yesterday, when I wanted to visit an important customer, the company car was in the workshop

[2] „Vielleicht werde ihr die Firma einen Dienstwagen stellen, möglicherweise mit Chauffeur, mutmaßte der Vater.“

[2] "Perhaps the company will put a company car, possibly with a chauffeur, the father's" specified "

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