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Is it der, die oder das Kennzeichen?


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

The word Kennzeichen 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 Kennzeichen?

How does the declension of Kennzeichen 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 Kennzeichen die Kennzeichen
Genitive des Kennzeichens der Kennzeichen
Dative dem Kennzeichen den Kennzeichen
Akkusative das Kennzeichen die Kennzeichen

What is the meaning of Kennzeichen in German?

Kennzeichen has various definitions in German:

[1] General: Feature on which one recognizes a person or object

[1] allgemein: Merkmal, an dem man eine Person oder einen Gegenstand erkennt

[2] Transport: Admission number or identifier of a vehicle

[2] Verkehrswesen: Zulassungsnummer oder Kennung eines Fahrzeugs

How to use Kennzeichen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kennzeichen with translations in English.

[1] Ein besonderes Kennzeichen des Täters ist eine Narbe über dem rechten Auge.

[1] A special feature of the offender is a scar above the right eye

[2] Der Wagen hatte ein Koblenzer Kennzeichen.

[2] The car had a Koblenz license plate

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Pictures or photos of Kennzeichen

[2] Kennzeichen eines Straßenfahrzeugs
[2] Kennzeichen eines Straßenfahrzeugs

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