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Is it der, die oder das Gasthof?


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

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

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 Gasthof?

How does the declension of Gasthof 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 Gasthof die Gasthöfe
Genitive des Gasthofes des Gasthofs der Gasthöfe
Dative dem Gasthof dem Gasthofe den Gasthöfen
Akkusative den Gasthof die Gasthöfe

What is the meaning of Gasthof in German?

Gasthof is defined as:

[1] Gasthaus (mostly in the country), which, in addition to restaurant operations, also offers sleeping facilities to a smaller scale

[1] Gasthaus (meist auf dem Lande), das neben Restaurantbetrieb in kleinerem Umfang auch Schlafgelegenheiten bietet

How to use Gasthof in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gasthof with translations in English.

[1] Nach ihrer Wanderung suchten sie vergeblich nach einem Gasthof.

[1] After their hike they searched in vain for an inn

[1] „Der Gasthof ist noch nicht in Betrieb.“

[1] "The inn is not yet in business"

[1] „Als wir den Gasthof erreichten, war es bereits dunkel.“

[1] "When we reached the inn, it was already dark"

[1] „Am 25. Februar traf ich bei Einbruch der Nacht im besten Gasthof Anconas ein.“

[1] "On February 25th I arrived in the best inn Anconas when the night was broken."

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