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Is it der, die oder das Motorrad?


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

The word Motorrad 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 Motorrad?

How does the declension of Motorrad 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 Motorrad die Motorräder
Genitive des Motorrads des Motorrades der Motorräder
Dative dem Motorrad dem Motorrade den Motorrädern
Akkusative das Motorrad die Motorräder

What is the meaning of Motorrad in German?

Motorrad is defined as:

[1] two-wheeled, single-track vehicle with a drive engine

[1] zweirädriges, einspuriges Fahrzeug mit Antriebsmotor

How to use Motorrad in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Motorrad with translations in English.

[1] Das Motorrad stand mitten im Weg.

[1] The motorcycle was in the middle of the road.

[1] „Und während in den Fünfzigern Motorräder fast immer schwarz waren, so fällt die Herz-Kronen-Vespa schon dadurch auf, dass sie weiß ist.“[1]

[1] "And while in the fifties motorcycles were almost always black, the crown-and-heart Vespa is already noticeable because it is white." [1]

[1] „Siavasch schaute zu mir rüber und übersah dabei die vierköpfige Familie, die auf einem Motorrad auf die Kreuzung zusteuerte.“[2]

[1] "Siavasch looked over at me and overlooked the family of four who were driving towards the intersection on a motorcycle." [2]

How do you pronounce Motorrad?

Motorrad (Österreich)

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