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Is it der, die oder das Tennis?


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

The word Tennis 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 Tennis?

How does the declension of Tennis 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 Tennis
Genitive des Tennis
Dative dem Tennis
Akkusative das Tennis

What is the meaning of Tennis in German?

Tennis is defined as:

[1] Sporty ball game, which is played as a checkpiel with a tennis ball and a tennis racket per person

[1] sportliches Ballspiel, welches als Rückschlagspiel mit einem Tennisball und jeweils einem Tennisschläger pro Person gespielt wird

How to use Tennis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Tennis with translations in English.

[1] „Sie trug ganz kleine Shorts dabei. Alle haben damals Tennis gespielt – sie haben nicht wirklich gespielt, sie sahen nur sehr gut aus.“[1]

[1] "She carried very little shorts there all played tennis then - they did not really play, they only looked very good." [1]

[1] „Tennis ist so gut für Frauen von Politikern und führenden Katholiken.“[2]

[1] "Tennis is so good for women of politicians and leading Catholics ." [2]

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