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Is it der, die oder das Hit?


The correct article in German of Hit is der. So it is der Hit! (nominative case)

The word Hit is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Hit?

How does the declension of Hit 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 der Hit die Hits
Genitive des Hits der Hits
Dative dem Hit den Hits
Akkusative den Hit die Hits

What is the meaning of Hit in German?

Hit has various definitions in German:

[1] Very successful product

[1] sehr erfolgreiches Produkt

[2] especially related to music: successful song

[2] speziell auf Musik bezogen: erfolgreiches Lied

[3] Sudden incoming, positive event

[3] plötzliches eintreffendes, positives Ereignis

[4] Information technology: hits in the search

[4] Informationstechnologie: Treffer bei der Suche

How to use Hit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hit with translations in English.

[1] Das neue Produkt der Firma XY wurde auf einen Schlag ein Hit.

[1] The new product of the XY company was a hit in one fell swoop

[2] Das Lied der jungen Sängerin ist ein Hit geworden.

[2] The song of the young singer has become a hit

[2] „Seine Stimme klang schrecklich, in seinem eigenen Hit traf er kaum einen Ton.“

[2] "His voice sounded terrible, in his own hit he hardly met a tone"

[3] Was ist da geschehen? Das ist ja der Hit!

[3] What's the fact that it is the Hitää

[3] Was du dir da geleistet hast, war auch nicht gerade der Hit.

[3] What you did there was not exactly the hit either

[4] Ich habe das Programm durch die alten Datenbestände geschickt und hatte drei Hits.

[4] I sent the program through the old databases and had three hits

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