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Is it der, die oder das Dorfplatz?


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

The word Dorfplatz 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 Dorfplatz?

How does the declension of Dorfplatz 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 Dorfplatz die Dorfplätze
Genitive des Dorfplatzes der Dorfplätze
Dative dem Dorfplatz dem Dorfplatze den Dorfplätzen
Akkusative den Dorfplatz die Dorfplätze

What is the meaning of Dorfplatz in German?

Dorfplatz is defined as:

[1] Central place of a village

[1] zentraler Platz eines Dorfes

How to use Dorfplatz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dorfplatz with translations in English.

[1] Jedes Jahr am ersten Maiwochenende findet auf dem Dorfplatz ein großes Fest statt.

Every year on the first weekend weekend there is a big festival in the village square

[1] „Das Geheul der Sirene durchschnitt die Höhenluft, und die kleine Festversammlung auf dem Dorfplatz hörte mit gemischten Gefühlen zu.“

[1] "The howl of the siren average the height air, and the small festive meeting in the village square heard with mixed feelings"

[1] „Schon auf dem Dorfplatz spürte Roman, daß ihn jemand beobachtete und hinter ihm herschlich.“

[1] "Already in the village square Roman felt that someone was watching him and shouting behind him"

[1] „Wir überquerten den Dorfplatz.“

[1] "We crossed the village square"

[1] „Ein Wanderprediger verkündete auf dem Dorfplatz vor Frauen und Kindern die Ankunft des Jüngsten Gerichts.“

[1] "A hiking preacher announced the arrival of the recent court in the village square in front of women and children"

[1] „Am Dorfplatz geht sie zuerst in die Bäckerei Pfaff.“

[1] "In the village square she goes first to the Pfaffland bakery"

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