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Is it der, die oder das Elfmeter?


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

The word Elfmeter 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 Elfmeter?

How does the declension of Elfmeter 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 Elfmeter die Elfmeter
Genitive des Elfmeters der Elfmeter
Dative dem Elfmeter den Elfmetern
Akkusative den Elfmeter die Elfmeter

What is the meaning of Elfmeter in German?

Elfmeter is defined as:

[1] Sport, football: penalty from 11 meters away from the gate (from the penalty point) for certain violations of the rules, in the event of gross unsportsmanlike in the penalty area

[1] Sport, Fußball: Strafstoß aus 11 Metern Entfernung vom Tor (vom Elfmeterpunkt) bei bestimmten Regelverstößen, bei grober Unsportlichkeit im Strafraum

How to use Elfmeter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elfmeter with translations in English.

[1] Der Schiedsrichter gab einen Elfmeter wegen Handspiels im Strafraum.

[1] The referee gave a penalty for handball in the penalty area

[1] „Er verschoss diverse Elfmeter.“

[1] "He missed various penalty"

[1] „Bei einem Elfmeter kann der Torwart zum Helden werden. Aber wie hält man einen Elfmeter? Welche Tricks gibt es?“

[1] "With a penalty, the goalkeeper can become a hero but how do you hold a penalty area which tricks are there?"

[1] „Eigentlich ist es keine Schwierigkeit, einen Elfmeter zu verwandeln. Aber selbst die besten Fußballer der Welt haben schon Elfer verschossen.“

[1] "Actually, it is no difficulty to transform a penalty but even the best soccer players in the world have already shot 911."

[1] [Rassismus:] „Was sich nach den verschossenen Elfmetern von Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho und Marcus Rashford in den sozialen Netzwerken entladen hat, ist mehr als nur Frust über ein denkbar knapp verlorenes EM-Finale gegen Italien.“

[1] [Racism:] "What has unloaded after the missed penalty of Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford on social networks is more than just frustration about a very short-lost European Championship final against Italy"

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Pictures or photos of Elfmeter

[1] Schütze und Torwart beim Elfmeter
[1] Schütze und Torwart beim Elfmeter
[1] Der Elfmeterschütze entscheidet sich für die linke Ecke.
[1] Der Elfmeterschütze entscheidet sich für die linke Ecke.

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