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Is it der, die oder das Direktmandat?


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

The word Direktmandat 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 Direktmandat?

How does the declension of Direktmandat 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 Direktmandat die Direktmandate
Genitive des Direktmandates des Direktmandats der Direktmandate
Dative dem Direktmandat dem Direktmandate den Direktmandaten
Akkusative das Direktmandat die Direktmandate

What is the meaning of Direktmandat in German?

Direktmandat is defined as:

[1] Politics: voter order (mandate), which in a parliamentary election receives the candidate who unites most votes within his constituency

[1] Politik: Wählerauftrag (Mandat), den bei einer Parlamentswahl derjenige Kandidat erhält, der innerhalb seines Wahlkreises die meisten Stimmen auf sich vereinigt

How to use Direktmandat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Direktmandat with translations in English.

[1] Der Kandidat, der das Direktmandat gewonnen hat, zieht automatisch in den Bundestag ein.

[1] The candidate who won the direct mandate automatically moves to the Bundestag one

[1] „In Freital wird ihr zugetraut, bei der Bundestagswahl im September das Direktmandat zu erobern.“

[1] "In Freital, she is believed to be conquering the direct mandate in the Bundestag election in September"

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