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Is it der, die oder das Dynamo?


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

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

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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 Dynamo?

How does the declension of Dynamo 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 Dynamo die Dynamos
Genitive des Dynamos der Dynamos
Dative dem Dynamo den Dynamos
Akkusative den Dynamo die Dynamos

What is the meaning of Dynamo in German?

Dynamo has various definitions in German:

[1] Electrical engineering: Machine to produce electrical current from mechanical energy

[1] Elektrotechnik: Maschine zur Erzeugung von elektrischem Strom aus mechanischer Energie

[2] Bicycle technology: short for: bicycle dynamo, producer of electrical current for bicycle lighting

[2] Fahrradtechnik: kurz für: Fahrraddynamo, Erzeuger von elektrischem Strom für die Fahrradbeleuchtung

[3] Sport, club system: part of proper names of sports associations, such as Dynamo Dresden

[3] Sport, Vereinswesen: Bestandteil von Eigennamen von Sportvereinigungen, wie zum Beispiel Dynamo Dresden

How to use Dynamo in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dynamo with translations in English.

[1] Der Dynamo am Fahrrad kann zur Felge hin geklappt werden.

[1] The dynamo on the bike can be folded down

[1] Wer in die Pedale tritt, erzeugt über den Dynamo elektrischen Strom.

[1] Anyone who steps into the pedals generates electrical current via the dynamo

[2] „Die Handbremse funktionierte jetzt, auch der Dynamo und beide Scheinwerfer, die Kette war frisch geölt und das vordere Schutzblech saß wieder fest.“

[2] "The handbrake now worked, also the dynamo and both headlights, the chain was freshly oiled and the front protective sheet was back" again "

[3] Der nächste Gegner wird Dynamo Kiew sein.

[3] The next opponent will be Dynamo Kyiv

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