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Is it der, die oder das Finanzamt?


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

The word Finanzamt is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Finanzamt?

How does the declension of Finanzamt 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 Finanzamt die Finanzämter
Genitive des Finanzamtes des Finanzamts der Finanzämter
Dative dem Finanzamt dem Finanzamte den Finanzämtern
Akkusative das Finanzamt die Finanzämter

What is the meaning of Finanzamt in German?

Finanzamt has various definitions in German:

[1] State body: the local authority responsible for managing the tax levied by the population on the state

[1] Staatsorgan: örtliche Behörde, die für die Verwaltung der Steuerabgaben der Bevölkerung an den Staat verantwortlich ist

[2] Building in which this authority [1] has its seat

[2] Gebäude, in dem diese Behörde [1] ihren Sitz hat

How to use Finanzamt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Finanzamt with translations in English.

[1] Das Finanzamt versendet Steuerbescheide mit der Post.

[1] The tax office sends tax assessments by Post.

[1] „Auch die Finanzämter treiben noch immer zu wenig Geld ein, die Außenstände bei Steuern und Abgaben liegen bei 70 Prozent des BIP.“[1]

[1] "Even the tax offices are still not collecting enough money, the outstanding amount of taxes and duties is 70 percent of GDP." [1]

[1] „Ich wischte den Hörer mit einer Mahnung vom Finanzamt trocken und nahm ihn ab.“[2]

[1] "I wiped the receiver dry with a reminder from the tax office and picked it up." [2]

[2] Den Paternoster im Finanzamt München gibt es leider nicht mehr.

[2] Unfortunately, the paternoster at the Munich tax office no longer exists

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Pictures or photos of Finanzamt

[2] Finanzamt in Frankfurt am Main
[2] Finanzamt in Frankfurt am Main

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