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Is it der, die oder das Parkplatz?


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

The word Parkplatz 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 Parkplatz?

How does the declension of Parkplatz 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 Parkplatz die Parkplätze
Genitive des Parkplatzes der Parkplätze
Dative dem Parkplatz den Parkplätzen
Akkusative den Parkplatz die Parkplätze

What is the meaning of Parkplatz in German?

Parkplatz has various definitions in German:

[1] Area on public or private land for parking vehicles beyond the duration of a stop

[1] Fläche auf öffentlichem oder privatem Grund zum Abstellen von Fahrzeugen über die Dauer eines Haltevorgangs hinaus

[2] in general: space for parking vehicles

[2] allgemein: Platz zum Parken von Fahrzeugen

[3] Individual parking space in a parking lot [1] or in a multi-storey car park

[3] individueller Stellplatz auf einem Parkplatz[1] oder in einem Parkhaus

How to use Parkplatz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Parkplatz with translations in English.

[1] Fahren Sie auf den Parkplatz dort rechts!

[1] Turn right into the parking lot there

[1] „Er bog auf den kleinen Parkplatz vor dem winzigen Rathaus ein.“[2]

[1] "He turned into the small parking lot in front of the tiny town hall." [2]

[1] „Auf dem Parkplatz steht ihr Wagen nicht mehr allein.“[3]

[1] “Your car is no longer alone in the parking lot” [3]

[1] „Das von außen nicht gerade einladend wirkende Hotel ist in einem schwarz getünchten Flachbau neben dem Parkplatz des Flughafens zu finden.“[4]

[1] "The hotel, which does not look very inviting from the outside, can be found in a black-washed, low-rise building next to the airport car park." [4]

[1] „In Teguise fand ich einen Parkplatz ganz in der Nähe des Marktes und setzte mich gleich ins erste Straßencafé; Rudi ließ ich allein zwischen den Marktständen schlendern.“[5]

[1] "In Teguise I found a parking space very close to the market and immediately sat down in the first street café; I let Rudi stroll alone between the market stalls." ​​[5]

[2] Der Parkplatz in der Innenstadt ist sehr knapp geworden.

[2] The parking lot in the city center has become very scarce .

[3] Auf dem Parkplatz, auf dem sie ihr Auto sonst meist abstellte, stand ein Motorrad.

[3] In the parking lot, where she usually parked her car, there was a motorcycle.

[3] „Zum ersten Mal seit Monaten hatte ich das Glück gehabt, einen Parkplatz am Straßenrand zu ergattern.“[6]

[3] "For the first time in months I was lucky enough to get hold of a parking space on the roadside." [6]

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