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Is it der, die oder das Durchfahrt?


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

The word Durchfahrt 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 Durchfahrt?

How does the declension of Durchfahrt 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 Durchfahrt die Durchfahrten
Genitive der Durchfahrt der Durchfahrten
Dative der Durchfahrt den Durchfahrten
Akkusative die Durchfahrt die Durchfahrten

What is the meaning of Durchfahrt in German?

Durchfahrt has various definitions in German:

[1] Code or natural topography that allows a passage for vehicles, such as a goal, a bridge or a tight gorge

[1] Bauwerk oder natürliche Topographie, das/die eine Passage für Fahrzeuge zulässt, wie zum Beispiel ein Tor, eine Brücke oder eine enge Schlucht

[2] No plural: driving through a passage to [1]

[2] kein Plural: das Durchfahren einer Durchfahrt nach [1]

How to use Durchfahrt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Durchfahrt with translations in English.

[1] Das Stadttor besitzt eine große Durchfahrt.

[1] The city gate has a large passage

[2] An der Grenze nach Österreich haben Personenkraftwagen häufig freie Durchfahrt.

[2] At the border to Austria, passenger cars often have free crossings

[2] „Im ganzen wurde dieses noch mit zu Einundsechzig gezählt, da das Wasser zwischen beiden zu seicht war, um größeren Flatbooten eine Durchfahrt zu gestatten.“

[2] "On the whole, this was still counted as sixty in one, since the water between the two was too shallow to go through larger flat boats to permission"

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