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Is it der, die oder das Exponat?


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

The word Exponat 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 Exponat?

How does the declension of Exponat 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 Exponat die Exponate
Genitive des Exponats des Exponates der Exponate
Dative dem Exponat den Exponaten
Akkusative das Exponat die Exponate

What is the meaning of Exponat in German?

Exponat is defined as:

[1] Object that is presented in an exhibition

[1] Gegenstand, der in einer Ausstellung präsentiert wird

How to use Exponat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Exponat with translations in English.

[1] Wertvolle Exponate, die an andere Museen ausgeliehen werden, müssen versichert sein.

[1] Valuable exhibits that are borrowed to other museums must be insured

[1] „Unter den Exponaten im U-Boot-Archiv Cuxhaven befindet sich ein Gedicht aus Kriegstagen.“

[1] "Among the exhibits in the Cuxhaven submarine archive, there is a poem from the day of the war"

[1] „Die Museen haben Angst, dass sie bei Echtheitsprüfungen ihre schönsten Exponate verlieren könnten.“

[1] "The museums are afraid that they could lose their most beautiful exhibits during authenticity exams"

[1] „Auch die Exponate in Museen weltweit kommen für Analysen in Betracht.“

[1] "The exhibits in museums worldwide are also used for analyzes"

[1] „Im Gegensatz zu den Exponaten der alten Wunderkammern haben sich die nunmehr vorgestellten Blaufunde in kaum einem Fall als Raritäten auszuweisen.“

[1] "In contrast to the exhibits of the old wonder chambers, the Blaufunde now presented have hardly shown in any case as rarities"

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