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Is it der, die oder das Hannover?

The article is needed if "Hanover" 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 Hannover?

How does the declension of Hannover 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) Hannover
Genitive (des Hannover) (des Hannovers) Hannovers
Dative (dem) Hannover
Akkusative (das) Hannover

What is the meaning of Hannover in German?

Hannover has various definitions in German:

[1] City in Germany, capital of Lower Saxony

[1] Stadt in Deutschland, Hauptstadt von Niedersachsen

[2] Historical: Kingdom of Hanover, Land Hanover, Province of Hanover

[2] historisch: Königreich Hannover, Land Hannover, Provinz Hannover

[3] Genealogical House of Hanover

[3] genealogisch Haus Hannover

How to use Hannover in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hannover with translations in English.

[1] Hannover liegt an der Leine.

[1] Hanover is located on the Leineä

[1] „Alle hatten bereits erfahren, ich weiß nicht wie, daß sie von Wesel bis Hannover mit mir gefahren war.“

[1] "Everyone had already learned, I don't know how to go with me from Wesel to Hanover"

[1] „Neulich las ich gar von einer Frau, die sich den Innenstadtplan von Hannover auf ihren Rücken hat tätowieren lassen.“

[1] "The other day I even read about a woman who had the inner city map of Hanover on her back tattooed"

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Pictures or photos of Hannover

[1] Hannover - Turm der Marktkirche
[1] Hannover - Turm der Marktkirche

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