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Is it der, die oder das Halbzeit?


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

The word Halbzeit 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 Halbzeit?

How does the declension of Halbzeit 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 Halbzeit die Halbzeiten
Genitive der Halbzeit der Halbzeiten
Dative der Halbzeit den Halbzeiten
Akkusative die Halbzeit die Halbzeiten

What is the meaning of Halbzeit in German?

Halbzeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Sport, of ball games: one of two sections of a game (for example a football game)

[1] Sport, von Ballspielen: einer von zwei gleichlangen Abschnitten eines Spieles (zum Beispiel eines Fußballspieles)

[2] Sport, of ball games: time in a game when the first half of the game ends and whistles and the period of the break between the two halves of the game

[2] Sport, von Ballspielen: Zeitpunkt bei einem Spiel, an dem die erste Spielhälfte endet und abgepfiffen wird sowie der Zeitraum der Pause zwischen den beiden Spielhälften

How to use Halbzeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Halbzeit with translations in English.

[1] In diesem Spiel haben wir zwei vollkommen unterschiedliche Halbzeiten gesehen.

[1] In this game we saw two completely different halves

[2] Der Schiedsrichter hat zur Halbzeit gepfiffen.

[2] The referee whistled at halftime

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