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Is it der, die oder das Ressort?


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

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

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 Ressort?

How does the declension of Ressort 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 das Ressort die Ressorts
Genitive des Ressorts der Ressorts
Dative dem Ressort den Ressorts
Akkusative das Ressort die Ressorts

What is the meaning of Ressort in German?

Ressort is defined as:

[1] Disturbed task or subject area (e.g. finance, judiciary)

[1] abgegrenztes Aufgaben- oder Themengebiet (zum Beispiel Finanzen, Justiz)

How to use Ressort in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ressort with translations in English.

[1] In diesem Ressort haben wir zu wenige Mitarbeiter.

[1] In this department we have too few employees

[1] [Schlagzeile:] „Große Koalition in Berlin: Verteilung der Ressorts noch unklar“

[1] [Headline:] "Grand coalition in Berlin: Distribution of the departments still unclear"

[1] „Auch die SPD hat entschieden, wer auf welchen Stuhl rückt - mit einigen Überraschungen. CDU und CSU hatten ihre Ressorts bereits vergeben.“

[1] "The SPD also decided who is on which chair - with some surprises CDU and CSU, their departments had already awarded."

[1] „Leseförderung ist immer gerne im Bundesbildungsministerium verortet, aber die Familien und die Kitas werden in einem ganz anderen Ressort angesprochen.“

[1] "Promotion of reading is always popular in the Federal Ministry of Education, but the families and daycare centers are respected in a completely different department"

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