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Is it der, die oder das Elevator?


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

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

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 Elevator?

How does the declension of Elevator 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 Elevator die Elevatoren
Genitive des Elevators der Elevatoren
Dative dem Elevator den Elevatoren
Akkusative den Elevator die Elevatoren

What is the meaning of Elevator in German?

Elevator has various definitions in German:

[1] Means of transport for transporting and removing

[1] Transportmittel zum Auf- und Abtransportieren

[2] Machine for continuing transportation of goods

[2] Maschine zur anhaltenden Beförderung von Gütern

How to use Elevator in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elevator with translations in English.

[1] „Dabei war er Dutzende Male durch die schwere Eisentür ins Innere der Halle gelangt, um mit dem Elevator in den obersten Stock zu fahren.“

[1] "He had gone through the heavy iron door into the interior of the hall to drive to the top floor" to drive the elevator to the top floor "

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