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Is it der, die oder das Hamburg?

The article is needed if "Hamburg" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, 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 Hamburg?

How does the declension of Hamburg 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) Hamburg
Genitive (des Hamburg) (des Hamburgs) Hamburgs
Dative (dem) Hamburg
Akkusative (das) Hamburg

What is the meaning of Hamburg in German?

Hamburg has various definitions in German:

[1] City in Germany, Free and Hanseatic City

[1] Stadt in Deutschland, Freie und Hansestadt

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, a federal state in the Federal Republic of Germany

[2] Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, ein Bundesland in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

For further meanings, see also: multiple toponyms "Hamburg"

für weitere Bedeutungen siehe auch: mehrfache Toponyme „Hamburg“

How to use Hamburg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hamburg with translations in English.

[1] Hamburg ist die zweitgrößte Stadt in Deutschland.

[1] Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany

[1] „Ein Auslandspostamt bestand bis zum 31.12.1867 in Hamburg.“

[1] "A foreign spost office existed in Hamburg until 31/12.1867."

[1] Hamburg hat den größten deutschen Hafen.

[1] Hamburg has the largest German port

[2] Hamburg und Bremen sind die kleinsten Bundesländer Deutschlands.

[2] Hamburg and Bremen are the smallest federal states in Germany

How do you pronounce Hamburg?


Pictures or photos of Hamburg

[1] Hamburg, Landungsbrücken
[1] Hamburg, Landungsbrücken

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