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Is it der, die oder das Hauptbahnhof?


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

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

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 Hauptbahnhof?

How does the declension of Hauptbahnhof 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 Hauptbahnhof die Hauptbahnhöfe
Genitive des Hauptbahnhofes des Hauptbahnhofs der Hauptbahnhöfe
Dative dem Hauptbahnhof dem Hauptbahnhofe den Hauptbahnhöfen
Akkusative den Hauptbahnhof die Hauptbahnhöfe

What is the meaning of Hauptbahnhof in German?

Hauptbahnhof is defined as:

[1] largest and most important train station in a city

[1] größter und wichtigster Bahnhof einer Stadt

How to use Hauptbahnhof in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptbahnhof with translations in English.

[1] Der Zug kommt um 16.00 Uhr am Hauptbahnhof an.

[1] The train arrives at the main train station at 4:00 p.m.

[1] „Sie kamen zur Kaiserstraße, die durch das Rotlichtmilieu zum Hauptbahnhof führt.“

[1] "They came to Kaiserstrasse, which leads through the red light milieu to the main train station"

[1] „Die Lage des Hauptbahnhofs stellt sich klassischerweise in nächster Nähe zur Innenstadt und Fußgängerzone dar (…) .“

[1] "The location of the main train station is traditionally in close proximity to the city center and pedestrian zone (...) Ä"

[1] „Zurück in der Stadt, stieg ich am Hauptbahnhof aus.“

[1] "Back in the city, I rose at the main station"

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Pictures or photos of Hauptbahnhof

[1] Hauptbahnhof in Frankfurt am Main (von oben)
[1] Hauptbahnhof in Frankfurt am Main (von oben)
[1] Hauptbahnhof in Dresden
[1] Hauptbahnhof in Dresden

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