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Is it der, die oder das Schuljahr?


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

The word Schuljahr 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 Schuljahr?

How does the declension of Schuljahr 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 Schuljahr die Schuljahre
Genitive des Schuljahres des Schuljahrs der Schuljahre
Dative dem Schuljahr dem Schuljahre den Schuljahren
Akkusative das Schuljahr die Schuljahre

What is the meaning of Schuljahr in German?

Schuljahr has various definitions in German:

[1] Period of a year in which lessons take place in school (in Austria including the summer vacation)

[1] Zeitraum eines Jahres, in dem der Unterricht in der Schule stattfindet (in Österreich inklusive der Sommerferien)

[2] Class level in which students with a similar level of learning and learning work are summarized

[2] Klassenstufe, in der Schüler mit ähnlichem Lernniveau und Lernpensum zusammengefasst sind

How to use Schuljahr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Schuljahr with translations in English.

[1] Am Ende des Schuljahres erhalten die Schüler ihre Zeugnisse.

[1] At the end of the school year, the students receive their certificates

[1] „In dem Schreiben teilte uns die Schule lapidar mit, dass das Schuljahr bald vorbei sei.“

[1] "In the letter, the school informed us succinctly that the school year will soon be over.

[1] „Das Unterrichtsjahr ist dem israelischen Schuljahr angepasst.“

[1] "The lesson year is adapted to the Israeli school year"

[1] „Der Rest des Schuljahres verging in einer Art winterlichen Vegetierens.“

[1] "The rest of the school year passed in a kind of winter vegetation"

[1] „Wotan und ich, wir sind uns – ich muss überlegen – im Herbst 1941, nach den Sommerferien, als das neue Schuljahr begann, zum ersten Mal begegnet.“

[1] "Wotan and I, we are - I have to think - in autumn 1941, after the summer vacation when the new school year started, met for the first time"

[2] „Ich war fünfzehneinhalb Jahre alt und musste vor allem die versäumten Schuljahre nachholen.“

[2] "I was fifteen and a half years old and had to make up for the missed school years"

[2] „In meinem Zeugnis stand, daß ich das erste Schuljahr mit gutem Erfolg besucht hätte.“

[2] "In my testimony it said that I would have attended the first school year with good success"

How do you pronounce Schuljahr?

Schuljahr (Österreich)

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