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Is it der, die oder das Einkaufszentrum?


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

The word Einkaufszentrum 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 Einkaufszentrum?

How does the declension of Einkaufszentrum 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 Einkaufszentrum die Einkaufszentren
Genitive des Einkaufszentrums der Einkaufszentren
Dative dem Einkaufszentrum den Einkaufszentren
Akkusative das Einkaufszentrum die Einkaufszentren

What is the meaning of Einkaufszentrum in German?

Einkaufszentrum is defined as:

[1] a local area, usually outside the city center and with easy parking, in which many different shops and possibly other facilities are located

[1] ein lokaler Bereich, in der Regel außerhalb des Stadt-/Ortszentrums und mit guten Parkmöglichkeiten, in dem viele verschiedene Geschäfte und eventuell andere Einrichtungen angesiedelt sind

How to use Einkaufszentrum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einkaufszentrum with translations in English.

[1] „Das Einkaufszentrum war kurz nach sechs Uhr gähnend, um nicht zu sagen gespenstisch leer.“[1]

[1] "The shopping center was yawning shortly after six o'clock, not to say eerily empty." [1]

[1] „In den Vereinigten Emiraten und in Japan ist Birkenstock eine Premiummarke und hat in den Einkaufszentren ihren Platz neben Gucci und Prada.“[2]

[1] "In the United Emirates and Japan, Birkenstock is a premium brand and has its place in shopping malls alongside Gucci and Prada." [2]

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