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Is it der, die oder das Hausboot?


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

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

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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 Hausboot?

How does the declension of Hausboot 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 Hausboot die Hausboote
Genitive des Hausbootes des Hausboots der Hausboote
Dative dem Hausboot dem Hausboote den Hausbooten
Akkusative das Hausboot die Hausboote

What is the meaning of Hausboot in German?

Hausboot is defined as:

[1] Boot that serves as an apartment

[1] Boot, das als Wohnung dient

How to use Hausboot in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hausboot with translations in English.

[1] Im Hafen von Sausalito kann man immer Hausboote sehen.

[1] In the port of Sausalito you can always see houseboats

[1] „Sie stand am großen Kreisverkehr und sah aus wie ein gestrandetes Hausboot.“

[1] "She stood at the large roundabout and looked like a stranded houseboat" "

[1] „Als ich 22 Jahre alt war, kaufte ich mir ein Eigenheim – ein Hausboot in London.“

[1] "When I was 22 years old, I bought my own home - a houseboat in Londonä"

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Pictures or photos of Hausboot

[1] Hausboot auf der Wolga
[1] Hausboot auf der Wolga

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