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Is it der, die oder das Hindernis?


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

The word Hindernis 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 Hindernis?

How does the declension of Hindernis 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 Hindernis die Hindernisse
Genitive des Hindernisses der Hindernisse
Dative dem Hindernis dem Hindernisse den Hindernissen
Akkusative das Hindernis die Hindernisse

What is the meaning of Hindernis in German?

Hindernis has various definitions in German:

[1] An object that prevents or disabled progress

[1] ein Gegenstand, der das Weiterkommen verhindert oder behindert

[2] Translated: A fact that prevents or disabled development

[2] übertragen: eine Tatsache, die eine Entwicklung verhindert oder behindert

[3] Sport: Construction to be overcome by jumping, for example in the obstacle course or when jumping or versatility riding

[3] Sport: durch Springen zu überwindende Konstruktion, zum Beispiel beim Hindernislauf oder beim Spring- oder Vielseitigkeitsreiten

[4] Driving: Complete cones on a course in accordance with the cones on a course

[4] Fahrsport: regelkonform zu durchfahrendes Kegelpaar auf einem Parcours

How to use Hindernis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hindernis with translations in English.

[1] „Karl Joswig konnte und wollte er nicht als Hindernis ansehen, da Eddi Sillus es allein übernommen hatte, mit unserem Lieblingswärter fertig zu werden - Eddi, der schon früh den Meistergürtel der nordwestdeutschen Judokas erworben hatte.“

[1] "He could not and did not want to see Karl Joswig as an obstacle because Eddi Sillus had taken over it alone to deal with our favorite keeper - Eddi, who had acquired the master belt of the Northwest German judokas early on"

[1] „Es gab noch ein anderes Hindernis auf meinem Schulweg.“

[1] "There was another obstacle on my school path"

[2] „Erotik ist Überwindung von Hindernissen. Das verlockendste und populärste Hindernis ist die Moral.“

[2] "Erotic is overcoming obstacle. The most tempting and most popular obstacle is morality."

[2] Ich sehe keine Hindernisse, die einem Vertragsabschluss im Wege stehen könnten.

[2] I see no obstacles that could stand in the way of a contract

[2] „So sollte sich meiner Wahl immer ein Hindernis entgegensetzen.“

[2] "So my choice should always face an obstacle"

[3] Das nächste Hindernis ist die Mauer, vor der die Stute das letzte Mal scheute.

[3] The next obstacle is the wall that the mare shy away from the mare last time

[4] Wer stellt heute die Hindernisse auf?

[4] Who today represents the obstacles

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