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Is it der, die oder das Pol?


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

The word Pol 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 Pol?

How does the declension of Pol 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 Pol die Pole
Genitive des Pols der Pole
Dative dem Pol den Polen
Akkusative den Pol die Pole

What is the meaning of Pol in German?

Pol has various definitions in German:

[1] Geography, astronomy: One of the two end points of the earth's axis spaces: also with other sky bodies that revolve around their own axis; or also seen from the earth (possibly also from another celestial body), the northern/southern sky pole

[1] Geografie, Astronomie: einer der beiden Endpunkte der Erdachse; übertragen: auch bei anderen Himmelskörpern die sich um die eigene Achse drehen; oder auch von der Erde (ggf. auch von einem anderen Himmelskörper) aus gesehen, der nördliche/südliche Himmelspol

[2] Physics: One of the two exit points of a power source

[2] Physik: einer der beiden Austrittspunkte einer Stromquelle

[2b] Physics: analogous to [2] A power point or force field area in a magnetic field

[2b] Physik: analog zu [2] ein Kraftpunkt oder Kraftfeldbereich in einem Magnetfeld

[3] one of two points with each other opposite each other

[3] einer von zwei Punkten mit einander gegenüberliegenden Eigenschaften

[4] A particularly excellent point with a special location or special importance, which is relatively firm or appears to be fixed over a longer period of time

[4] ein besonders ausgezeichneter Punkt mit besonderer Lage oder besonderer Bedeutung, die über einen längeren Zeitraum relativ fest ist oder fest erscheint

How to use Pol in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Pol with translations in English.

[1] Bei der Bezeichnung der magnetischen Pole ist Vorsicht geboten: Der magnetische Nordpol der Erde liegt gegenwärtig nahe beim geographischen Südpol.

[1] Caution should be exercised when designing the magnetic poles: the magnetic north pole of the earth is currently close to the geographical south pole

[2] Verbindet man beide Pole eines Akkumulators mit einem Draht, so wird der Kurzschlussstrom vor allem durch den Innenwiderstand des Akkumulators begrenzt.

[2] If both poles of a battery are connected to a wire, the short -circuit current is limited primarily by the internal resistance of the accumulator

[3] In dieser Diskussion wurden die beiden Pole noch einmal ganz deutlich: Ja für die Hilfe aber eben auch Nein zu einem Eingriff.

[3] In this discussion, the two poles became very clear again: yes, for the help but also no to an intervention

[4] Onkel Edgar war schon immer ein Pol der Ruhe an den hektischen Tagen der Familienzusammenkünfte.

[4] Uncle Edgar has always been a pole of calm on the hectic days of the family congestion

[4] frühere Genitivform: „Es sind:   y1z1   Koordinaten des Poles P1 (Ausgangspol)   y2z2   Koordinaten des Poles P2 (neuer Pol)[.]“

[4] Earlier genitive form: "They are: Y1Z1 coordinates of the P1 (output pol) Y2Z2 coordinates of the poles P2 (new pole)"

[4] frühere Genitivform: „Im übrigen ist die Wahl des Poles willkürlich und beeinflußt in erster Linie die Lage der Auflagerpunkte.“

[4] Earlier genitive form: "Incidentally, the choice of poles is arbitrary and primarily influences the location of the supporting point" "

How do you pronounce Pol?

Pol (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Pol

[1] die nördliche Polkappe des Mars
[1] die nördliche Polkappe des Mars
[2] 9-Volt-Batterie mit ihren zwei Polen
[2] 9-Volt-Batterie mit ihren zwei Polen

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