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Is it der, die oder das Fahrplan?


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

The word Fahrplan is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Fahrplan?

How does the declension of Fahrplan 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 Fahrplan die Fahrpläne
Genitive des Fahrplanes des Fahrplans der Fahrpläne
Dative dem Fahrplan dem Fahrplane den Fahrplänen
Akkusative den Fahrplan die Fahrpläne

What is the meaning of Fahrplan in German?

Fahrplan is defined as:

[1] Overview of the travel times of a means of transport

[1] Übersicht über die Fahrzeiten eines Verkehrsmittels

How to use Fahrplan in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fahrplan with translations in English.

[1] Manchmal kann die Bahn ihren Fahrplan nicht einhalten.

[1] Sometimes the train cannot hold its timetable

[1] „Hinzu kommt, dass die Lokführer den Zug nach den langsamen Passagen stärker beschleunigen müssen, um den Fahrplan einzuhalten.“

[1] "In addition, the train drivers have to accelerate the train more after the slow passages in order to maintain the timetable"

[1] „Doch die Mobilmachung, die Militärzügen absoluten Vorrang einräumte, ließ alle normalen Fahrpläne Makulatur werden und damit auch die darauf angewiesenen Abläufe.“

[1] "But" but the mobilization, which gave military features absolutely priority, made all normal timetables become waste and thus also the processes dependent on them "

[1] „Am Bahnhof studierte er den Fahrplan.“

[1] "He studied the timetable at the train station"

How do you pronounce Fahrplan?

Fahrplan (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Fahrplan

[1] ein Fahrplan für den Bahnhof Zürich Tiefenbrunnen
[1] ein Fahrplan für den Bahnhof Zürich Tiefenbrunnen

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