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Is it der, die oder das Route?


The correct article in German of Route is die. So it is die Route! (nominative case)

The word Route is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Route?

How does the declension of Route 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 die Route die Routen
Genitive der Route der Routen
Dative der Route den Routen
Akkusative die Route die Routen

What is the meaning of Route in German?

Route is defined as:

[1] also transferred: defined, certain path

[1] auch übertragen: festgelegter, bestimmter Weg

How to use Route in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Route with translations in English.

[1] „Die Route führte durch unbekannte Gebiete und oft sehr unwegsames Gelände.“

[1] "The route led through unknown areas and often very rough terrain" "

[1] „Bald kennen die Steuermänner die Strömungen und Gefahren auf der Fahrt zwischen Nordeuropa und Island besser, ist die Route weniger risikoreich als zuvor.“

[1] "Soon the tax men know the currents and dangers on the way between Northern Europe and Iceland better, the route is less risky than before"

[1] „Wenn ich die Route geschafft habe, bin ich kurz glücklich, bald darauf aber traurig, weil ich einen Traum realisiert habe und dieser somit nicht mehr existiert, zitiert Zak den Freikletterer A. Albert.“

[1] "If I have done the route, I am happy, but soon sad because I realized a dream and it no longer exists, Zak quotes the free climber Albert."

[1] „Um unsere Route abzukürzen, beschloss ich, gleich nach der Kirche links in die Brunnenstraße abzubiegen.“

[1] "To shorten our route, I decided to turn left into Brunnenstrasse right after the church"

[1] „Die polizeilich genehmigte Demo-Route führt nun vom Hauptbahnhof über Glockengießerwall und Ballindamm zum Jungfernstieg.

[1] “The Demo route approved by the police now leads from the main train station via Glockengießerwall and Ballindamm to the Jungfernstiegä

[1] „Wenn unerfahrene Bergsportler die falsche Route wählen oder dem sicheren Weg das steile Gelände vorziehen, arbeitet der Leichtsinn der Technik entgegen.“

[1] "If inexperienced mountain athletes choose the wrong route or prefer the steep terrain to the safe path, the carelessness of the technology works towards"

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Pictures or photos of Route

[1] Navigationssystem mit angezeigter Route
[1] Navigationssystem mit angezeigter Route

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