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Is it der, die oder das Motor?


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

The word Motor 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 Motor?

How does the declension of Motor 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 Motor die Motoren die Motore
Genitive des Motors der Motoren der Motore
Dative dem Motor den Motoren den Motoren
Akkusative den Motor die Motoren die Motore

What is the meaning of Motor in German?

Motor has various definitions in German:

[1] Technology: Driving machine

[1] Technik: antreibende Maschine

[2] Translated: Something or someone who drives some progress, driving force

[2] übertragen: etwas oder jemand, der etwas voranbringt; Antreiber, treibende Kraft

How to use Motor in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Motor with translations in English.

[1] Das Auto fährt nicht mehr, da der Motor kaputt ist.

[1] The car no longer drives because the engine is broken

[1] „Sie ließ den Motor an, schaltete die Scheinwerfer ein und setzte rückwärts aus der Einfahrt.“[2]

[1] "She left the engine, switched on the headlights and put backwards from the entrance" [2]

[2] Sie war der Motor des Unternehmens.

[2] It was the engine of the corporate

[2] „Der 2010 wirksam gewordene Ausgleich von Wettbewerbsnachteilen unseres Gastgewerbes hat sich wahrlich als Motor für Investitionen und Lohnerhöhungen im Beherbergungsgewerbe erwiesen.“[3]

[2] "The compensation for competitive disadvantages of our hospitality industry, which had become effective in 2010, has truly proven to be an engine for investments and wage increases in the accommodation industry" [3]

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