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Is it der, die oder das Dock?


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

The word Dock is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

The declination 2 (Singular 2, Plural 2) is rarely 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 Dock?

How does the declension of Dock 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 1 Singular 2 Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Dock das Dock die Docks die Docke
Genitive des Docks des Dockes des Docks der Docks der Docke
Dative dem Dock dem Dock dem Docke den Docks den Docken
Akkusative das Dock das Dock die Docks die Docke

What is the meaning of Dock in German?

Dock is defined as:

[1] Shipbuilding: pelvis or floating hollow body made of steel for drainage of ships where external work is required

[1] Schiffbau: Becken oder schwimmender Hohlkörper aus Stahl zur Trockenlegung von Schiffen, an denen Außenarbeiten erforderlich sind

How to use Dock in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dock with translations in English.

[1] Auch im Dock ist schließlich höchste Präzision gefragt: Zwischen Bugwulst und Dockkopf dürfen nur zwei Meter Platz bleiben, damit am Heck der "Queen" genügend Raum zum Arbeiten an den Antrieben bleibt.

[1] After all, the highest precision is also required in the dock: there are only two meters of space between the Bugwulst and Dockkopf so that there is enough space to work at the rear of the "queen" to work on the drives

[1] Die Londoner Docks wurden ursprünglich nur für Eisenbahnanschluß gebaut und haben bis heute keine ausreichenden Einrichtungen für den Lkw-Verkehr […].

[1] The London docks were originally only built for railway connections and have not yet had sufficient facilities for truck traffic […] .

[1] „Am südlichen Ende von Limehouse, in den Docks von Deptford, säumten Becken für Marine- und Handelsschiffe beide Ufer in östlicher Richtung.“

[1] "At the southern end of Limehouse, in the docks of Deptford, the basin for naval and merchant ships lined both banks in an easterly direction"

[1] „Die Docks würden bald ihre alte Bedeutung verlieren, weil sich Englands Handelswege mit der Welt jetzt schon völlig änderten.“

[1] "The docks would soon lose their old meaning because England's trade routes with the world are already changing completely"

[1] „Die Gegend der Docks ist reizvoll, und viele Gebäude aus dem 17. und 18. Jahrhundert sind erhalten.“

[1] "The area of ​​the docks is attractive and many buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries have been preserved."

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Pictures or photos of Dock

[1] Schiff in einem Dock in Singapur
[1] Schiff in einem Dock in Singapur

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