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Is it der, die oder das Ortsteil?


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

The word Ortsteil 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 Ortsteil?

How does the declension of Ortsteil 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 Ortsteil die Ortsteile
Genitive des Ortsteiles des Ortsteils der Ortsteile
Dative dem Ortsteil dem Ortsteile den Ortsteilen
Akkusative den Ortsteil die Ortsteile

What is the meaning of Ortsteil in German?

Ortsteil is defined as:

[1] Distracted or with its own name part of a place, a city or community

[1] abgegrenzter beziehungsweise mit eigenem Namen versehener Teil eines Ortes, einer Stadt oder Gemeinde

How to use Ortsteil in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ortsteil with translations in English.

[1] Ehrenbreitstein war früher eine selbständige Stadt und ist heute ein Ortsteil von Koblenz.

[1] Ehrenbreitstein used to be an independent city and is now a district of Koblenzä

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