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Is it der, die oder das Etappe?


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

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

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 Etappe?

How does the declension of Etappe 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 Etappe die Etappen
Genitive der Etappe der Etappen
Dative der Etappe den Etappen
Akkusative die Etappe die Etappen

What is the meaning of Etappe in German?

Etappe has various definitions in German:

[1] Section, stage, partial route

[1] Abschnitt, Stadium, Teilstrecke

[2] Military: supply area behind the front

[2] Militär: Nachschubgebiet hinter der Front

How to use Etappe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Etappe with translations in English.

[1] „Eigentlich war Reinhold Messner allein zur finalen Etappe in die Todeszone aufgebrochen, ohne Seil, ohne Zelt, ohne Proviant; er wollte zum Gipfel und so schnell wie möglich wieder zurück.“

[1] "Actually, Reinhold Messner had broken up into the death zone for the final stage alone, without rope, without a tent, without provisions he wanted to go back to the summit and as quickly as possible"

[1] Auf der letzten Etappe des Rennens musste der Anfänger aufgeben.

[1] The beginner had to give up on the last stage of the race

[1] „Am anderen Tag beginnt unsere Bustour, die uns in mehreren Etappen in den Süden Islands und wieder zurück führen wird.“

[1] "On the other day, our bus tour begins, which will lead us in several stages to the south of Iceland and back again"

[2] „Schlump dachte an das, was er seiner Mutter versprochen hatte, und nahm sich vor, sobald als möglich in die Etappe zu verschwinden.“

[2] "Schlump thought of what he had promised to his mother and decided to disappear as soon as possible into the stage"

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