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Is it der, die oder das Kilometer?



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

The word Kilometer is neuter or masculine, therefore the correct article is das or der.

The standard language is "the kilometer", the technical language is "the kilometer" .

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.

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 Kilometer?

How does the declension of Kilometer 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative der Kilometer das Kilometer die Kilometer
Genitive des Kilometers des Kilometers der Kilometer
Dative dem Kilometer dem Kilometer den Kilometern
Akkusative den Kilometer das Kilometer die Kilometer

What is the meaning of Kilometer in German?

Kilometer is defined as:

[1] a unit of measurement of length, the distance ; corresponds to one thousand meters

[1] eine Maßeinheit der Länge, der Entfernung; entspricht eintausend Metern

How to use Kilometer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kilometer with translations in English.

[1] Bis nach Hause sind es noch drei Kilometer.

[1] It's still three kilometers to home

[1] „Für den Transport über mehrere Kilometer wurde jeder Marmorblock in der Achse einer hölzernen Trommel befestigt und gerollt.“[1]

[1] "For the transport over several kilometers, each marble block was attached to the axis of a wooden drum and rolled ." [1]

[1] „Im Umkreis von 10 Kilometer Halbmesser um einen Flughafenbezugspunkt gilt als Höhe der höchsten Bodenerhebung die Höhe des Flughafenbezugspunktes.“[2]

[1] "Within a radius of 10 kilometers around an airport reference point, the height of the highest ground elevation is the airport reference point." [2]

[1] „Die Marschflugkörper legten demnach eine Strecke von 1.500 Kilometern zurück.“[3]

[1] "The cruise missiles therefore covered a distance of 1,500 kilometers." [3]

[1] „Mit einer Geschwindigkeit von rund 13 Kilometern in der Stunde gehe es nicht um Spitzensport, so der Veranstalter.“[4]

[1] "With a speed of around 13 kilometers per hour, it's not about top-class sport, according to the organizer." [4]

How do you pronounce Kilometer?

Kilometer (Österreich)

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