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Is it der, die oder das Nationalrat?


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

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

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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 Nationalrat?

How does the declension of Nationalrat 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 der Nationalrat die Nationalräte
Genitive des Nationalrates des Nationalrats der Nationalräte
Dative dem Nationalrat dem Nationalrate den Nationalräten
Akkusative den Nationalrat die Nationalräte

What is the meaning of Nationalrat in German?

Nationalrat has various definitions in German:

[1] Politics: Parliament in Namibia, Austria and Switzerland

[1] Politik: Parlament in Namibia, Österreich und der Schweiz

[2] Politics: Description for MPs elected in Parliament

[2] Politik: Bezeichnung für in das Parlament gewählte Abgeordnete

How to use Nationalrat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Nationalrat with translations in English.

[1] Am Mittwoch, 16. Jänner, wurde im Nationalrat über das Thema diskutiert, ohne zu einem Ergebnis zu kommen.

[1] On Wednesday, January 16, the topic was discussed in the National Council without coming to a result.

[1] „Die Höchstrichter erhalten 90 Prozent der Bezüge eines Abgeordneten im Nationalrat, also 7.998,39 Euro monatlich.“

[1] "The highest judges receive 90 percent of the references of a member of a member of the National Council, ie EUR 7,998.39 per month."

How do you pronounce Nationalrat?

Nationalrat (Österreich)

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