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Is it der, die oder das Tal?


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

The word Tal is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Tal?

How does the declension of Tal 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 Tal die Täler
Genitive des Tals des Tales der Täler
Dative dem Tal dem Tale den Tälern
Akkusative das Tal die Täler

What is the meaning of Tal in German?

Tal is defined as:

[1] Geography: Deeper grounds between surveys, terrain

[1] Geografie: tiefergelegenes Gelände zwischen Erhebungen, Geländeeinschnitt

How to use Tal in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Tal with translations in English.

[1] Wir marschieren durch dieses Tal.

[1] We march through this valley

[1] „Die Marillenbäume verwandeln das Tal jedes Jahr im April in ein rosa-weißes Blütenmeer.“[2]

[1] "The apricot trees transform the valley every year in April into a pink-white flower sea" [2]

[1] „In den Alpen und im Alpenvorland kreisen bei guter Thermik nicht weniger als zwei bis drei Dutzend Gleit- und Deltaflieger gleichzeitig über dem Tal.“[3]

[1] "In the Alps and in the Alpine region, no less than two to three dozen sliding and trail flyers circle with good thermal at the same time over the valley" [3]

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Pictures or photos of Tal

[1] Tal in französischen Pyrenäen, Vallee d'Ossau
[1] Tal in französischen Pyrenäen, Vallee d'Ossau

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