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Is it der, die oder das Eigentor?


The correct article in German of Eigentor is das. So it is das Eigentor! (nominative case)

The word Eigentor is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Eigentor?

How does the declension of Eigentor 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 das Eigentor die Eigentore
Genitive des Eigentores des Eigentors der Eigentore
Dative dem Eigentor dem Eigentore den Eigentoren
Akkusative das Eigentor die Eigentore

What is the meaning of Eigentor in German?

Eigentor is defined as:

[1] Name in a team sport when a player shoots the ball into your own goal

[1] Bezeichnung bei einer Mannschaftssportart, wenn ein Spieler den Ball ins eigene Tor schießt

How to use Eigentor in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eigentor with translations in English.

[1] Eigentore sind für den Schützen besonders ärgerliche Vorkommnisse in einem Spiel.

[1] Owners are particularly annoying events for the shooter in one game

[1] „Erwähnenswert in diesem Zusammenhang ist noch das Spiel gegen Mönchengladbach am 12. Dezember 2009, in dem Hannover drei Eigentore schoss.“

[1] "Worth mentioning in this context is the game against Mönchengladbach on December 12, 2009, in which Hanover scored three owners."

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