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Is it der, die oder das Hauptstadt?


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

The word Hauptstadt 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 Hauptstadt?

How does the declension of Hauptstadt 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 Hauptstadt die Hauptstädte
Genitive der Hauptstadt der Hauptstädte
Dative der Hauptstadt den Hauptstädten
Akkusative die Hauptstadt die Hauptstädte

What is the meaning of Hauptstadt in German?

Hauptstadt is defined as:

[1] A city in which the top administrative organs and almost always government organs of a state, country, district, district or a region are based

[1] eine Stadt, in der die obersten Verwaltungsorgane und fast auch immer Regierungsorgane eines Staates, Landes, Bezirks, Kreises oder einer Region ihren Sitz haben

How to use Hauptstadt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptstadt with translations in English.

[1] Die Hauptstadt Deutschlands ist Berlin.

[1] The capital of Germany is Berlin

[1] „Das Regierungsviertel der Hauptstadt ist übersichtlich, und gleich neben Aleqas Büro liegt das Hauptgebäude der Polizei.“

[1] "The government district of the capital is clear, and right next to Aleqa's office is the main building of the police" "

[1] „Sie wollte nie den Hof verlassen, es sei denn, wenn sie wegen nötiger Verrichtungen für den Haushalt in die Hauptstadt fahren mußte.“

[1] "She never wanted to leave the farm unless they had to go to the capital for the necessary activities for the household"

[1] „Die letzten Kapitel habe ich in Vilnius geschrieben, der Hauptstadt Litauens.“

[1] "I wrote the last chapters in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania"

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