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Is it der, die oder das Hauptquartier?


The correct article in German of Hauptquartier is das. So it is das Hauptquartier! (nominative case)

The word Hauptquartier is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Hauptquartier?

How does the declension of Hauptquartier 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 Hauptquartier die Hauptquartiere
Genitive des Hauptquartiers der Hauptquartiere
Dative dem Hauptquartier den Hauptquartieren
Akkusative das Hauptquartier die Hauptquartiere

What is the meaning of Hauptquartier in German?

Hauptquartier has various definitions in German:

[1] Military: Safe, strategically cheap place where the commander -in -chief/management of part of the armed forces is located

[1] Militär: sicherer, strategisch günstig gelegener Ort, an dem sich der Oberbefehlshaber/die Leitung eines Teils der Streitkräfte befindet

[2] Central switching point of an institution/organization

[2] zentrale Schaltstelle einer Institution/Organisation

How to use Hauptquartier in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptquartier with translations in English.

[1] Die militärischen Befehlshaber trafen sich wegen eines Präzedenzfalles im Hauptquartier.

[1] The military commander met because of a precedent at the headquarters

[1] „Marc Aurel konnte sein Hauptquartier im Jahr 171 nach Carnuntum verlegen, ein großes Militärlager an der Donau zwischen dem heutigen Wien und Bratislava.“

[1] "Marc Aurel was able to move his headquarters to Carnuntum in 171, a large military camp on the Danube between today's Vienna and Bratislavia" "

[1] „Zum ersten Mal seit Kriegsbeginn befand sich das Hauptquartier in Berlin.“

[1] "For the first time since the beginning of the war was the headquarters in Berlin" "

[1] „Der Generalstab der 7. Flotte hatte mittlerweile sein Hauptquartier in La Baule bezogen.“

[1] "The general staff of the 7Ä fleet had now moved into its headquarters in La Baule."

[1] „Murat schickte einen reitenden Boten ins Hauptquartier.“

[1] "Murat sent a riding messenger to the headquarters"

[2] „Der drahtige 31-Jährige mit rasiertem Schädel ist gekommen, um vom Hauptquartier der Demokraten aus die Jagd auf Donald Trump anzuführen.“

[2] "The wiry 31-year-old with shaved skull came to take the hunt for Donald Trump from the headquarters of the Democrats"

[2] „Als die neue Geheimdienstzentrale am nordwestlichen Stadtrand Moskaus 2006 eingeweiht wurde, landete Putin mit einem Hubschrauber auf einem Heliport, der das Dach des Hauptquartiers krönt.“

[2] "When the new secret service center was inaugurated on the northwestern outskirts of Moscow in 2006, Putin landed with a helicopter on a helicopter that crowned the roof of the headquarters"

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