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Is it der, die oder das Porträt?


The correct article in German of Porträt is das. So it is das Porträt! (nominative case)

The word Porträt is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Porträt?

How does the declension of Porträt 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 1 Singular 2 Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Porträt das Porträt die Porträts die Porträte
Genitive des Porträts des Porträts des Porträtes der Porträts der Porträte
Dative dem Porträt dem Porträt dem Porträte den Porträts den Porträten
Akkusative das Porträt das Porträt die Porträts die Porträte

What is the meaning of Porträt in German?

Porträt has various definitions in German:

[1] Art: a representation of a person, mostly in the form of a painting

[1] Kunst: eine Darstellung einer Person, meist in Form eines Gemäldes

[2] Literature: A written description of a person or an object

[2] Literatur: eine schriftliche Beschreibung einer Person beziehungsweise eines Gegenstandes

How to use Porträt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Porträt with translations in English.

[1] „Die Absicht eines Porträts ist, das Wesen, beziehungsweise die Persönlichkeit der porträtierten Person zum Ausdruck zu bringen.“ -

[1] "The intention of a portrait is to express the being or the personality of the portrayed person" -

[1] „Das Vorhandensein des Porträts störte mich mehr als das Vorhandensein des Porträtierten.“

[1] "The presence of the portrait bothered me more than the presence of the portrait" "

[1] „An die Wand hängte sie das Porträt Konrad Adenauers von Oskar Kokoschka.“

[1] "On the wall she hung the portrait of Konrad Adenauers from Oskar Kokoschkaä" "

[1] „Außerdem verordnete er der neuen Republik eine Briefmarkenserie mit seinem Porträt.“

[1] "He also prescribed a stamp series with his portrait" to the new republic "

[2] „In einem schönen Porträt schildert er Rilkes Umgang mit Menschen, mit Dingen und mit Orten, seine lautlose, zurückhaltende Art, seinen Schönheitssinn, seine Absonderung.“

[2] "In a beautiful portrait, he describes Rilke's dealings with people, with things and with places, his silent, reserved manner, his sense of beauty, his secretion" "

[2] „Seine Mutter bestätigte ihm dann auch, dass das Porträt das Wesen des Vaters trotz der Verfremdung bis in die Nuancen genau getroffen habe.“

[2] "His mother then also confirmed that the portrait had hit the nature of the father, despite the alienation, right down to the nuances"

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Pictures or photos of Porträt

[1] Die Mona Lisa: Ein Porträt, angefertigt von Leonardo da Vinci
[1] Die Mona Lisa: Ein Porträt, angefertigt von Leonardo da Vinci

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