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Is it der, die oder das Spitzenreiter?


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

The word Spitzenreiter 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 Spitzenreiter?

How does the declension of Spitzenreiter 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 Spitzenreiter die Spitzenreiter
Genitive des Spitzenreiters der Spitzenreiter
Dative dem Spitzenreiter den Spitzenreitern
Akkusative den Spitzenreiter die Spitzenreiter

What is the meaning of Spitzenreiter in German?

Spitzenreiter has various definitions in German:

[1] Something (person, institution, ...) that all others exceeds in terms of a certain fact

[1] etwas (Person, Institution,…), das alle anderen hinsichtlich einer bestimmten Tatsache übertrifft

[2] Sport: Someone who is one of the best in a riding discipline

[2] Sport: jemand, der in einer Reitdisziplin zu den besten gehört

How to use Spitzenreiter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Spitzenreiter with translations in English.

[1] „Gerade die Spitzenreiter bei den Mädchen, Sophie und Marie, sind vor allem als zweiter und dritter Name sehr beliebt.“

[1] "Especially the leader in the girls, Sophie and Marie, are very popular, especially as the second and third name" "

[1] „Im Ranking der zehn besten Länder weltweit, ermittelt aus Zahlen für Bildung, Gesundheit, Lebensqualität, Wirtschaftswachstum und politische Verhältnisse, war Finnland Spitzenreiter 2012, vor der Schweiz und Schweden.“

[1] "In the ranking of the ten best countries worldwide, investigated by figures for education, health, quality of life, economic growth and political conditions, Finland was the leaders in 2012, in front of Switzerland and Sweden" "



[2] „Doch selbst für mutige Spitzenreiter wie ihn wird einmal die Zeit kommen, vom Risikosport Abschied zu nehmen.“

[2] "But even for brave leader like him, the time will come to say goodbye to the risk sport"

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