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Is it der, die oder das Hafenstadt?


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

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

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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 Hafenstadt?

How does the declension of Hafenstadt 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 Hafenstadt die Hafenstädte
Genitive der Hafenstadt der Hafenstädte
Dative der Hafenstadt den Hafenstädten
Akkusative die Hafenstadt die Hafenstädte

What is the meaning of Hafenstadt in German?

Hafenstadt is defined as:

[1] Large settlement by the sea, a lake or a river that can be started by ships

[1] große Ansiedlung am Meer, einem See oder einem Fluss, die von Schiffen angelaufen werden kann

How to use Hafenstadt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hafenstadt with translations in English.

[1] Marseille ist eine französische Hafenstadt.

[1] Marseille is a French port city

[1] „Karthago war eine blühende Hafenstadt und Wirtschaftsmetropole.“

[1] "Carthage was a flowering port city and economic metropolitan"

[1] „Die Europäer erobern, plündern und zerstören etliche Hafenstädte, um den Handel an sich zu reißen.“

[1] "The Europeans conquer, loot and destroy a number of port cities to tear the trade itself"

[1] „Am 11. Juli eröffnen zwei belgische Marineschiffe das Feuer auf die von Europäern evakuierte Hafenstadt Matadi.“

[1] "On July 11th, two Belgian naval ships open fire to the port city of Matati evacuated by Europeans."

[1] „Die Heilsarmee hat ein großes Arbeitsfeld in den Hafenstädten, um der Trunksucht und anderen Lastern entgegenzutreten.“

[1] "The Salvation Army has a large field of work in the harbor cities to counter the trunk addiction and other trucks"

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