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Is it der, die oder das Harnisch?


The correct article in German of Harnisch is der. So it is der Harnisch! (nominative case)

The word Harnisch is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Harnisch?

How does the declension of Harnisch 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 der Harnisch die Harnische
Genitive des Harnischs des Harnisches der Harnische
Dative dem Harnisch den Harnischen
Akkusative den Harnisch die Harnische

What is the meaning of Harnisch in German?

Harnisch is defined as:

[1] Military: Armams worn by knights as protection against injuries in battle

[1] Militär: von Rittern getragene Rüstung als Schutz vor Verletzungen im Kampf

How to use Harnisch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Harnisch with translations in English.

[1] „Riefelharnische besaßen an sämtlichen Teilen – mit Ausnahme der Beinröhren – eine geriffelte Oberfläche. Dies war nicht nur äußerst dekorativ, sondern erhöhte auch den Schutz, den ein solcher Harnisch bot.“

[1] "Riefelharnische had a corrugated surface in all parts - with the exception of the leg tubes - this was not only extremely decorative, but also increased the protection that such a urine offered."

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Pictures or photos of Harnisch

[1] Harnisch des Götz von Berlichingen
[1] Harnisch des Götz von Berlichingen

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