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Is it der, die oder das Hauptsache?


The correct article in German of Hauptsache is die. So it is die Hauptsache! (nominative case)

The word Hauptsache is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Hauptsache?

How does the declension of Hauptsache 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 die Hauptsache die Hauptsachen
Genitive der Hauptsache der Hauptsachen
Dative der Hauptsache den Hauptsachen
Akkusative die Hauptsache die Hauptsachen

What is the meaning of Hauptsache in German?

Hauptsache is defined as:

[1] The important thing the decisive; what the most is about

[1] das Wichtigste; das Entscheidende; das, worum es am meisten geht

Several meanings are still missing - comment: Min. 1 is missing legal meaning, possibly several

Mehrere Bedeutungen fehlen noch. — Kommentar: es fehlt min. 1 rechtliche Bedeutung, ggf. mehrere

How to use Hauptsache in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptsache with translations in English.

[1] Wir haben uns nicht beliebt gemacht, aber Hauptsache wir haben es geschafft.

[1] We didn't make ourselves popular, but the main thing is that we did it

[1] „St. Arnaud war nicht da, das war doch schließlich die Hauptsache, das gab den Ausschlag, und weder seine Blicke noch seine spöttischen Bemerkungen konnten das Glück ihres Beisammenseins stören.“

[1] "There was no Arnaud, that was the main thing, that was the decisive factor, and neither his eyes nor his mocking comments could disturb the happiness of her get -together."

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