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Is it der, die oder das Geburtsort?


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

The word Geburtsort 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 Geburtsort?

How does the declension of Geburtsort 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 Geburtsort die Geburtsorte
Genitive des Geburtsortes des Geburtsorts der Geburtsorte
Dative dem Geburtsort dem Geburtsorte den Geburtsorten
Akkusative den Geburtsort die Geburtsorte

What is the meaning of Geburtsort in German?

Geburtsort is defined as:

[1] Place where the physical separation of a being from its mother took place

[1] Ort, an dem die körperliche Trennung eines Wesens von seiner Mutter stattfand

How to use Geburtsort in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geburtsort with translations in English.

[1] Goethes Geburtsort ist Frankfurt am Main.

[1] Goethe's place of birth is Frankfurt am Main.

[1] „Seitdem ist er bis heute über fünfzehn Mal in seinen Geburtsort gefahren.“[1]

[1] "Since then, to this day, he has driven to his birthplace more than fifteen times." [1]

[1] „Wahrscheinlich ist nur wichtig, daß die Leute überhaupt ausreisen; mein Name samt Geburtsnamen, das Geburtsdatum und der Geburtsort werden notiert, der letztere in seiner neuen, polonisierten Fassung: Rumsko statt Rumbske.“[2]

[1] "It is probably only important that people leave at all; my name and maiden name, date and place of birth are noted, the latter in its new, polonized version: Rumsko instead of Rumbske." [2]

[1] „Und somit steht also Starnberg als Geburtsort in meiner Geburtsurkunde.“[3]

[1] "And so Starnberg is the place of birth in my birth certificate." [3]

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