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Is it der, die oder das Planet?


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

The word Planet 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 Planet?

How does the declension of Planet 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 Planet die Planeten
Genitive des Planeten der Planeten
Dative dem Planeten den Planeten
Akkusative den Planeten die Planeten

What is the meaning of Planet in German?

Planet is defined as:

[1] Astronomy: not self-luminous, round celestial body that moves around a star and has cleared its orbit

[1] Astronomie: nicht selbstleuchtender runder Himmelskörper, der sich um einen Stern bewegt und seine Umlaufbahn freigeräumt hat

How to use Planet in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Planet with translations in English.

[1] Jupiter ist der größte Planet im Sonnensystem.

[1] Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.

[1] „Mein Vater Erklärt Mir Jeden Sonntag Unseren Nachthimmel.“ ist ein Merksatz für die Reihenfolge der Planeten im Sonnensystem.

[1] “My father explains to me our night sky every Sunday” is a memento for the order of the planets in the solar system.

[1] „Mit Radaraugen soll das Fluggerät der europäischen Weltraumbehörde Esa dann auf die Eisflächen des Planeten blicken.“[3]

[1] "With radar eyes, the aircraft of the European space agency Esa should then look at the ice surfaces of the planet." [3]

[1] „Sie verstand seinen Wunsch, die Planeten durch ein Instrument zu beobachten, das er mit eigenen Händen geschaffen hatte.“[4]

[1] "She understood his desire to observe the planets through an instrument that he had created with his own hands." [4]

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