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Is it der, die oder das Potsdamer?


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

The word Potsdamer 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 Potsdamer?

How does the declension of Potsdamer 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 Potsdamer die Potsdamer
Genitive des Potsdamers der Potsdamer
Dative dem Potsdamer den Potsdamern
Akkusative den Potsdamer die Potsdamer

What is the meaning of Potsdamer in German?

Potsdamer is defined as:

[1] Residents of Potsdam, someone who comes from Potsdam

[1] Bewohner von Potsdam, jemand, der aus Potsdam stammt

How to use Potsdamer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Potsdamer with translations in English.

[1] Mein Wohnungsnachbar ist ein gebürtiger Potsdamer.

[1] My neighbor is a native of Potsdam

[1] „Zunächst weigerte sich der wegen diverser Delikte polizeibekannte Potsdamer, den Bundespolizisten seinen Ausweis vorzuzeigen.“

[1] "First of all, the Potsdamer, known to the federal police officers, refused to show his ID for various offenses" to show his ID "

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