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Is it der, die oder das Gelsenkirchener?


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

The word Gelsenkirchener 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 Gelsenkirchener?

How does the declension of Gelsenkirchener work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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What is the meaning of Gelsenkirchener in German?

Gelsenkirchener is defined as:

[1] related to these Gelsenkirchen, in the way this place, coming from Gelsenkirchen, belonging to Gelsenkirchen, belonging to Gelsenkirchen

[1] sich auf diesen Gelsenkirchen beziehend, in der Art und Weise dieses Ortes, aus Gelsenkirchen kommend, stammend, Gelsenkirchen betreffend, zu Gelsenkirchen gehörend

How to use Gelsenkirchener in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gelsenkirchener with translations in English.

[1] „Am 8. Spieltag siegte Schalke 04 im Revierderby bei Borussia Dortmund - etwas Schöneres kann man einem Gelsenkirchener Anhänger nicht mehr bieten.“

[1] "On the 8th matchday, Schalke 04 won in the Revier derby near Borussia Dortmund - you can no longer offer something nicer to a fan of Gelsenkirchen."

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