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Is it der, die oder das Sonnabend?


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

The word Sonnabend 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 Sonnabend?

How does the declension of Sonnabend 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 Sonnabend die Sonnabende
Genitive des Sonnabends der Sonnabende
Dative dem Sonnabend den Sonnabenden
Akkusative den Sonnabend die Sonnabende

What is the meaning of Sonnabend in German?

Sonnabend is defined as:

[1] North German, East Central German, officially used in the GDR: weekday between Friday and Sunday

[1] norddeutsch, ostmitteldeutsch, in der DDR amtssprachlich benutzt: Wochentag zwischen Freitag und Sonntag

How to use Sonnabend in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sonnabend with translations in English.

[1] Sonnabend soll es schön werden.

[1] Saturday should be nice .

[1] „Um die Wirtschaftsmetropole Aleppo sind am Sonnabend heftige Gefechte entbrannt.“[2]

[1] "Fierce fighting broke out around the economic metropolis of Aleppo on Saturday ." [2]

[1] „Darüber hinaus wussten die Leute vermutlich, dass der Sonnabend der Ausgehtag schlechthin war.“[3]

[1] "In addition, people probably knew that Saturday was the day to go out ." [3]

[1] „An diesem ereignisreichen, schicksalsvollen Sonnabend wachte Kufalt früh auf, ganz früh.“[4]

[1] “On this eventful, fateful Saturday, Kufalt woke up early, very early” [4]

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