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Is it der, die oder das Eröffnungsspiel?


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

The word Eröffnungsspiel 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 Eröffnungsspiel?

How does the declension of Eröffnungsspiel 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 Eröffnungsspiel die Eröffnungsspiele
Genitive des Eröffnungsspieles des Eröffnungsspiels der Eröffnungsspiele
Dative dem Eröffnungsspiel dem Eröffnungsspiele den Eröffnungsspielen
Akkusative das Eröffnungsspiel die Eröffnungsspiele

What is the meaning of Eröffnungsspiel in German?

Eröffnungsspiel is defined as:

[1] Sport: First game at a tournament, in a game season

[1] Sport: erstes Spiel bei einem Turnier, in einer Spielsaison

How to use Eröffnungsspiel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eröffnungsspiel with translations in English.

[1] „Das Eröffnungsspiel zwischen Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika fand in der Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen vor 77.803 Zuschauern statt, dies stellte einen neuen Zuschauerweltrekord im Eishockey dar.“

[1] "The opening game between Germany and the United States of America took place in the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen in front of 77E803 spectators, which was a new spectator world record in ice hockey."

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