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Is it der, die oder das Erntezeit?


The correct article in German of Erntezeit is die. So it is die Erntezeit! (nominative case)

The word Erntezeit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Erntezeit?

How does the declension of Erntezeit 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 die Erntezeit die Erntezeiten
Genitive der Erntezeit der Erntezeiten
Dative der Erntezeit den Erntezeiten
Akkusative die Erntezeit die Erntezeiten

What is the meaning of Erntezeit in German?

Erntezeit is defined as:

[1] Period in which something can be harvested

[1] Zeitraum, in der etwas geerntet werden kann

How to use Erntezeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erntezeit with translations in English.

[1] Die Erntezeit für Erdbeeren ist im Mai und Juni.

The harvest time for strawberries is in May and June

[1] In der Erntezeit haben die Bauern viel zu tun.

[1] In the harvest time, the farmers have a lot to tuna

[1] „In Borodino hatte die Erntezeit schon ein blutiges Ende gefunden, alle Hügel, die liebliche Kolotscha und die Quelle der Moskwa waren besudelt vom Blut einer Schlacht.“[1]

[1] "In Borodino, the harvest time had already ended a bloody end, all the hills, the lovely Kolotcha and the source of the Moskwa were erased by the blood of a slaughter" [1]

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