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Is it der, die oder das Englischkurs?


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

The word Englischkurs 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 Englischkurs?

How does the declension of Englischkurs 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 Englischkurs die Englischkurse
Genitive des Englischkurses der Englischkurse
Dative dem Englischkurs dem Englischkurse den Englischkursen
Akkusative den Englischkurs die Englischkurse

What is the meaning of Englischkurs in German?

Englischkurs is defined as:

[1] Teaching over a certain period of time, which serves to build or improve the English skills of the course participants

[1] Unterricht über einen bestimmten Zeitraum, der dem Aufbau oder der Verbesserung der Englischkenntnisse der Kursteilnehmer dient

How to use Englischkurs in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Englischkurs with translations in English.

[1] „Seit Mitte Mai ist die gelernte Bürokauffrau arbeitslos. Ihre AMS-Beraterin hat ihr jetzt eine Schulungsmaßnahme beim Berufsförderungsinstitut BFI angeboten: einen Englischkurs, der im Oktober beginnt.“

[1] "Since mid-May, the trained office clerk has been unemployed. Her AMS consultant has now offered her a training measure at the BFI professional development institute: an English course that begins in October."

[1] „Auch jetzt in der Sommerzeit, wo unzählige Eltern schon wieder Englischkurse, Segellehrgänge oder Akrobatik-Camps für ihre Kinder buchen, damit in den Ferien ja keine Langeweile aufkommt oder Wochen einfach so verstreichen.“

[1] "Even now in summer, where countless parents are again booking English courses, sailing courses or acrobatics camps for their children, so that no boredom arises during the holidays or just spread out"

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