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Is it der, die oder das Vorjahr?


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

The word Vorjahr 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 Vorjahr?

How does the declension of Vorjahr 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 Vorjahr die Vorjahre
Genitive des Vorjahres des Vorjahrs der Vorjahre
Dative dem Vorjahr dem Vorjahre den Vorjahren
Akkusative das Vorjahr die Vorjahre

What is the meaning of Vorjahr in German?

Vorjahr is defined as:

[1] The previous year

[1] das vorhergehende Jahr

How to use Vorjahr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Vorjahr with translations in English.

[1] Im Vergleich zum Vorjahr geht es der Wirtschaft schlechter.

[1] Compared to the previous year, the economy is bad

[1] „Trotz aller Anstrengung ging der Marsch langsamer als im Vorjahre vonstatten.“

[1] "Despite all the effort, the march went slower than in the previous year"

[1] „Im Vorjahr hatte er durch die Ernennung des konservativen Juristen Neil Gorsuch das zuvor bestehende Patt zwischen vier liberalen und vier konservativen Höchstrichtern aufgehoben.“

[1] "In the previous year he had lifted the previously existing stalemate between four liberals and four conservative maximum strikers by the appointment of the conservative lawyer Neil Gorsuch"

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