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Is it der, die oder das Hauptziel?


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

The word Hauptziel 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 Hauptziel?

How does the declension of Hauptziel 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 Hauptziel die Hauptziele
Genitive des Hauptzieles des Hauptziels der Hauptziele
Dative dem Hauptziel dem Hauptziele den Hauptzielen
Akkusative das Hauptziel die Hauptziele

What is the meaning of Hauptziel in German?

Hauptziel is defined as:

[1] most important goal

[1] wichtigstes Ziel

How to use Hauptziel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptziel with translations in English.

[1] „Ich entschied mich für Freiburg im Breisgau, das Hauptziel der im Ersten Weltkrieg noch recht seltenen und ineffizienten Luftangriffe.“

[1] "I chose Freiburg im Breisgau, the main goal of the still rare and inefficient air striker in the First World War"

[1] „Das Hauptziel des Lehrens ist nicht, Bedeutungen zu erklären, sondern an die Tür des Geistes zu klopfen.“

[1] "The main goal of teaching is not to explain meanings, but to knock on the door of the mind"

[1] „Das war, neben seinen Geschäften mit den Indianern, denen er Feuerwaffen verkaufte, sein Hauptziel.“

[1] "In addition to his shops with the Indians to whom he sold firearms, that was his main target"

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