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Is it der, die oder das Hauptstraße?


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

The word Hauptstraße 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 Hauptstraße?

How does the declension of Hauptstraße 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 Hauptstraße die Hauptstraßen
Genitive der Hauptstraße der Hauptstraßen
Dative der Hauptstraße den Hauptstraßen
Akkusative die Hauptstraße die Hauptstraßen

What is the meaning of Hauptstraße in German?

Hauptstraße has various definitions in German:

[1] Trading road

[1] verkehrsreiche Straße

[2] Central Strasse in one place with many shops, shopping street

[2] zentrale Straße in einem Ort mit vielen Geschäften, Einkaufsstraße

[3] Street rightly on the right of way

[3] Straße mit Recht auf Vorfahrt

How to use Hauptstraße in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptstraße with translations in English.

[1] Die Hauptstraßen in fast allen großen Städten sind während des Berufsverkehrs staugefährdet.

[1] The main roads in almost all major cities are stammering during rush hour traffic

[1] „Sie fuhren die Hauptstraße entlang, die ringförmig die Innenstadt umschloss.“

[1] "They drove along the main street, the downtown surrounded the city center"

[1] „Entlang der Hauptstraßen werden elektrische Laternen installiert, in alle Häuser, an denen Gäste vorüberkommen können, verlegen Arbeiter Stromleitungen.“

[1] "Electrical lanterns are installed along the main roads, to all houses where guests can pass, workers relocate power lines"

[1] „Thomas ließ den Motor kurz aufheulen, dann sauste der Karmann lautstark auf dem Asphaltweg zur Hauptstraße hinauf.“

[1] "Thomas let the engine cry briefly, then the Karmann whizzed loudly on the asphalt path to the main street"

[2] Einmal im Jahr wird in unserem Dorf die Hauptstraße gesperrt und es findet dort ein großes Straßenfest statt.

Once a year, the main street is blocked in our village and there is a big street festival there.

[3] Fahr weiter, wir sind auf der Hauptstraße und haben Vorfahrt!

[3] drive on, we are on the main street and have right of way

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Pictures or photos of Hauptstraße

[3] Hauptstraße mit Verkehrszeichen in Finnland
[3] Hauptstraße mit Verkehrszeichen in Finnland
[1] Die Hauptstraße in Heidelberg
[1] Die Hauptstraße in Heidelberg

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