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Is it der, die oder das Hauptwerk?


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

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

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 Hauptwerk?

How does the declension of Hauptwerk 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 Hauptwerk die Hauptwerke
Genitive des Hauptwerks des Hauptwerkes der Hauptwerke
Dative dem Hauptwerk dem Hauptwerke den Hauptwerken
Akkusative das Hauptwerk die Hauptwerke

What is the meaning of Hauptwerk in German?

Hauptwerk has various definitions in German:

[1] The most important work of an artist, scientist ...

[1] wichtigstes Werk eines Künstlers, Wissenschaftlers …

[2] Central/most important part, central/most important branch of a company

[2] zentraler/wichtigster Teil, zentrale/wichtigste Niederlassung eines Unternehmens

How to use Hauptwerk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptwerk with translations in English.

[1] „Dort schrieb er in den letzten Lebensjahren sein Hauptwerk nieder.“

[1] "There he wrote his main work in the last few years of life"

[1] „1940 vollendete Pater Pierre sein Hauptwerk »Der Mensch im Kosmos«, erhielt allerdings keine kirchliche Druckerlaubnis.“

[1] "In 1940 Father Pierre completed his main work" man in the cosmos ", but received no church printing permission"

[2] „Da die Rohstoffversorgung unterbrochen ist, wurden 20 Anlagen im Hauptwerk der BASF abgeschaltet beziehungsweise laufen nur noch auf Teillast.“

[2] "Since the raw material supply is interrupted, 20 systems in the main work of the BASF were switched off or running only on partial load"

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