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Is it der, die oder das Donnerstagabend?


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

The word Donnerstagabend 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 Donnerstagabend?

How does the declension of Donnerstagabend 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 Donnerstagabend die Donnerstagabende
Genitive des Donnerstagabends der Donnerstagabende
Dative dem Donnerstagabend den Donnerstagabenden
Akkusative den Donnerstagabend die Donnerstagabende

What is the meaning of Donnerstagabend in German?

Donnerstagabend is defined as:

[1] The evening of a Thursday

[1] der Abend eines Donnerstages

How to use Donnerstagabend in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Donnerstagabend with translations in English.

[1] Für Donnerstagabend wurden umfangreiche Polizeikontrollen angekündigt.

[1] Extensive police controls were announced for Thursday evening

[1] An den kommenden Donnerstagabenden werdet ihr keine Zeit für eure Lieblingssendung haben, denn ihr müsst babysitten.

[1] On the coming Thursday evening you will not have time for your favorite program, because you have to do a baby

[1] „Am Donnerstagabend verabschiedete der Bundestag eine Novelle, die es Behörden ermöglicht, Verbraucher schneller über Fälle von Etikettenschwindel zu informieren.“

[1] "On Thursday evening, the Bundestag adopted a novella that enables authorities to inform consumers more about cases of label swindling" faster "

[1] „Das war an einem Donnerstagabend.“

[1] "That was on a Thursday evening"

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