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Is it der, die oder das Sportplatz?


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

The word Sportplatz 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 Sportplatz?

How does the declension of Sportplatz 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 Sportplatz die Sportplätze
Genitive des Sportplatzes der Sportplätze
Dative dem Sportplatz dem Sportplatze den Sportplätzen
Akkusative den Sportplatz die Sportplätze

What is the meaning of Sportplatz in German?

Sportplatz is defined as:

[1] marked area outdoors, on which athletics/ball game (sport) can take place

[1] gekennzeichnete Fläche im Freien, auf der Leichtathletik/Ballspiel (Sport) stattfinden kann

How to use Sportplatz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sportplatz with translations in English.

[1] Wollen wir noch auf den Sportplatz gehen?

[1] we still want to go to the sports field

[1] „Ich wußte auch, daß Marie im selben Heim mit ihrer Gruppe Abende hielt, ich kannte sie gut, sehr gut, weil ich viel mit ihrem Vater zusammen war, und manchmal ging ich abends zum Sportplatz, wenn sie mit ihren Mädchen da Völkerball spielte, und sah ihnen zu.“

[1] “I also knew that Marie held evenings with her group in the same home, I knew her well, very well because I was a lot with her father, and sometimes I went to the sports field in the evening when she was there with her girls Völkerball played, and looked at them too "

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