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Is it der, die oder das Göttingen?

The article is needed if "Göttingen" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, no article is used.

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 Göttingen?

How does the declension of Göttingen 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) Göttingen
Genitive (des Göttingen) (des Göttingens) Göttingens
Dative (dem) Göttingen
Akkusative (das) Göttingen

What is the meaning of Göttingen in German?

Göttingen has various definitions in German:

[1] University town in the southeast of Lower Saxony

[1] Universitätsstadt im Südosten von Niedersachsen

[2] Lower Saxony district (district of Göttingen)

[2] niedersächsischer Landkreis (Landkreis Göttingen)

[3] Historical: Former Welfish Principality (Principality of Göttingen)

[3] historisch: ehemaliges welfisches Fürstentum (Fürstentum Göttingen)

[4] District of the municipality of Wadersloh (North Rhine-Westphalia)

[4] Ortsteil der Gemeinde Wadersloh (Nordrhein-Westfalen)

[5] District of the municipality of Lahntal (Hessen)

[5] Ortsteil der Gemeinde Lahntal (Hessen)

[6] District of the city of Langenau (Baden-Württemberg)

[6] Stadtteil der Stadt Langenau (Baden-Württemberg)

How to use Göttingen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Göttingen with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe nicht in Göttingen studiert.

[1] I didn't study in Göttingen

[1] das mittelalterliche Göttingen

[1] The medieval Göttingen

[2] Göttingen ist der südlichste Landkreis Niedersachsens.

[2] Göttingen is the southernmost district of Lower Saxony

[3] Göttingen ist eines der Fürstentümer, die später im Kurfürstentum Hannover aufgingen.

[3] Göttingen is one of the principalities who later went to Hanover in Electorate

[4] Göttingen gehörte zur Gemeinde Liesborn, die später in der Gemeinde Wadersloh aufging.

[4] Göttingen belonged to the municipality of Liesborn, which later opened in the municipality of Wadersloh

[5] Göttingen liegt am östlichen Ende der Gemeinde Lahntal.

[5] Göttingen is located at the eastern end of the municipality of Lahntalä

[6] Der Zehntstadel Göttingen befindet sich in der Pfarrgasse in Göttingen.

[6] The Tenstadel Göttingen is located in Pfarrgasse in Göttingen

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