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Is it der, die oder das Greencard?


The correct article in German of Greencard is die. So it is die Greencard! (nominative case)

The word Greencard is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Greencard?

How does the declension of Greencard 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 die Greencard die Greencards
Genitive der Greencard der Greencards
Dative der Greencard den Greencards
Akkusative die Greencard die Greencards

What is the meaning of Greencard in German?

Greencard has various definitions in German:

[1] Law, administration: Map that allows a foreigner to work permanently in the USA

[1] Recht, Verwaltung: Karte, die es einem Ausländer erlaubt, dauerhaft in den USA zu arbeiten

[2] Law, administration: Document that allows qualified workers from non-EU countries to work for a certain time in Germany

[2] Recht, Verwaltung: Dokument, das es qualifizierten Arbeitskräften aus Nicht-EU-Staaten erlaubt, für eine bestimmte Zeit in Deutschland zu arbeiten

How to use Greencard in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Greencard with translations in English.

[1, 2] Haben Sie Ihre Greencard dabei?

[1, 2] You have your GreenCard

[1, 2] „Er gehörte zu den Privilegierten und wusste, dass es nur eine Frage der Zeit war, bis er mit einer Greencard an den Grenzpolizisten vorbeispazieren würde.“

[1, 2] "He was one of the privileged and knew that it was only a matter of time before he was walking past the border police officers with a GreenCard"

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