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Is it der, die oder das Lastwagen?


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

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

The Plural 2 is used in southern Germany and Austria

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 Lastwagen?

How does the declension of Lastwagen 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Lastwagen die Lastwagen die Lastwägen
Genitive des Lastwagens der Lastwagen der Lastwägen
Dative dem Lastwagen den Lastwagen den Lastwägen
Akkusative den Lastwagen die Lastwagen die Lastwägen

What is the meaning of Lastwagen in German?

Lastwagen is defined as:

[1] For the transport of load made of motor vehicles

[1] zum Transport von Last gemachter Kraftwagen

How to use Lastwagen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Lastwagen with translations in English.

[1] Für diesen Transport brauchen wir einen Lastwagen.

[1] For this transport we need a truck

[1] „Aber wir haben noch Zeit, bis die Lastwagen kommen.“

[1] "But we still have time for the trucks to come"

[1] „Am Morgen führt mich ein Auto, dem ein Lastwagen mit schwer bewaffneten Soldaten folgt, zum Gerichtsgebäude.“

[1] "In the morning a car that a truck with heavily armed soldiers follows me leads me to the courthouse"

[1] „Die letzten Kilometer fuhr ich mit einem Lastwagen.“

[1] "I drove the last kilometers with a truck"

[1] „Sie haben einen hohen alten Lastwagen, der ziemlich mitgenommen ist.“

[1] "You have a high old truck that is quite taken with it"

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