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Is it der, die oder das Tankstelle?


The correct article in German of Tankstelle is die. So it is die Tankstelle! (nominative case)

The word Tankstelle is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Tankstelle?

How does the declension of Tankstelle 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 die Tankstelle die Tankstellen
Genitive der Tankstelle der Tankstellen
Dative der Tankstelle den Tankstellen
Akkusative die Tankstelle die Tankstellen

What is the meaning of Tankstelle in German?

Tankstelle is defined as:

[1] Station for refueling vehicles

[1] Station zum Betanken von Fahrzeugen

How to use Tankstelle in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Tankstelle with translations in English.

[1] Auf deutschen Autobahnen befindet sich etwa alle 50 Kilometer eine Tankstelle.

[1] There is a petrol station every 50 kilometers on German autobahns

[1] Fahr zur nächsten Tankstelle, der Tank ist fast leer.

[1] Drive to the next gas station, the tank is almost empty.

[1] „An der nächsten Tankstelle lässt sie sich von uns absetzen und tritt den Rückweg an.“[1]

[1] "We can drop her off at the next gas station and start her way back ." [1]

[1] „Kein Zweifel, Anrath hat ihre Tankstelle im Telefonbuch nachgeschlagen und ihre Nummer gewählt.“[2]

[1] "No doubt, Anrath looked up her gas station in the phone book and dialed her number." [2]

[1] „Nach wenigen Metern erreichte ich die noch im Bau befindliche Auffahrt der Tankstelle.“[3]

[1] "After a few meters I reached the petrol station driveway which is still under construction." [3]

[1] „Außer Schokokeksen hatte die Tankstelle dem hungrigen Reisenden nicht viel zu bieten, dafür aber einen Geldwechsel-Service.“[4]

[1] "Apart from chocolate biscuits, the petrol station didn't have much to offer the hungry traveler, but it did have a currency exchange service." [4]

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Pictures or photos of Tankstelle

[1] Eine Tankstelle der Marke Aral in Deutschland
[1] Eine Tankstelle der Marke Aral in Deutschland

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