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Is it der, die oder das Jahrestag?


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

The word Jahrestag 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 Jahrestag?

How does the declension of Jahrestag 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 Jahrestag die Jahrestage
Genitive des Jahrestags des Jahrestages der Jahrestage
Dative dem Jahrestag dem Jahrestage den Jahrestagen
Akkusative den Jahrestag die Jahrestage

What is the meaning of Jahrestag in German?

Jahrestag is defined as:

[1] Day when an event is annoying

[1] Tag, an dem sich ein Ereignis jährt

How to use Jahrestag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Jahrestag with translations in English.

[1] „So wurden in den letzten Vorkriegsjahren Jahrestage und Gedenkfeiern anläßlich von heroisch verklärten Kapiteln der preußisch-deutschen Geschichte geradezu zu Festen der Kriegsverherrlichung hochstilisiert.“

[1] "In the last pre-war years anniversaries and commemorative celebrations, chapters of the Prussian-German history of heroically transfigured chapters were stylized"

[1] „Am Abend des 30. Januar fand sich der junge Loewe in einem Bahnhofswartesaal in Frankfurt an der Oder wieder und hörte Hitlers Ansprache zum zwölften Jahrestag der Machtübernahme.“

[1] "On the evening of January 30, the young Loewe found himself in a station keeper room in Frankfurt an der Oder again and heard Hitler's speech on the twelfth anniversary of taking power."

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