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Is it der, die oder das Dokumentarfilm?


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

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

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 Dokumentarfilm?

How does the declension of Dokumentarfilm 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 der Dokumentarfilm die Dokumentarfilme
Genitive des Dokumentarfilms des Dokumentarfilmes der Dokumentarfilme
Dative dem Dokumentarfilm dem Dokumentarfilme den Dokumentarfilmen
Akkusative den Dokumentarfilm die Dokumentarfilme

What is the meaning of Dokumentarfilm in German?

Dokumentarfilm is defined as:

[1] Film that was shot to present a specific topic to be realistic

[1] Film, der gedreht wurde, um ein bestimmtes Thema wirklichkeitsgetreu darzustellen

How to use Dokumentarfilm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dokumentarfilm with translations in English.

[1] „Einem polnischen Regisseur, der ihn auf Teneriffa besuchen wollte, um einen weiteren Dokumentarfilm über ihn zu drehen, ließ er ausrichten, er sei nicht mehr am Leben.“

[1] "A Polish director who wanted to visit him in Tenerife to make another documentary about him, he had it organized that he was no longer at the lifelong"

[1] „Ärrälä steht am Steg und berichtet von dieser untergehenden Kultur, über die er einen Dokumentarfilm plant.“

[1] "Angelä stands on the jetty and reports on this setting culture, about which he plants a documentary" "

[1] „Ein Bericht über die Vorführung dieser Dokumentarfilme und die Reaktion verschiedener deutscher Kultusminister findet sich ebenfalls in der Anlage zu diesem Bericht.“

[1] "A report on the demonstration of these documentaries and the reaction of various German Minister of Culture can also be found in the facility for this report" "

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