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Is it der, die oder das Dorfstraße?


The correct article in German of Dorfstraße is die. So it is die Dorfstraße! (nominative case)

The word Dorfstraße is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Dorfstraße?

How does the declension of Dorfstraße 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 die Dorfstraße die Dorfstraßen
Genitive der Dorfstraße der Dorfstraßen
Dative der Dorfstraße den Dorfstraßen
Akkusative die Dorfstraße die Dorfstraßen

What is the meaning of Dorfstraße in German?

Dorfstraße has various definitions in German:

[1] Singular: mostly the main street of a village area Plural: General name for streets of a village

[1] Singular: meist Hauptstraße eines Dorfes; Plural: allgemeine Bezeichnung für Straßen eines Dorfes

[2] Same or part of proper names of streets, the second most common street name in Germany

[2] Eigenname oder Bestandteil von Eigennamen von Straßen, zweithäufigster Straßenname in Deutschland

How to use Dorfstraße in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dorfstraße with translations in English.

[1] Unsere Dorfstraße wird morgen wegen Ausbesserungsarbeiten gesperrt.

[1] Our village street will be closed tomorrow for repair work

[1] „Er hatte keinen Blick mehr für die Gehöfte zu beiden Seiten der Dorfstraße, für die mit Stroh gedeckten Stallungen, die Lindenbäume, die in unregelmäßigen Abständen den Weg säumten.“

[1] "He no longer had a look for the farmsteads on both sides of the village street, for the stables covered with straw, the linden trees that hung the way at irregular intervals"

[1] „Die ganze Dorfstraße geht es hinunter, an den letzten Häusern vorüber ins Feld hinaus.“

[1] "The whole village street goes down, over the last houses over the field"

[2] Wohnt deine Geliebte in der Dorfstraße 66?

[2] Lives your lover in Dorfstraße 66cania

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