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Is it der, die oder das Vorwoche?


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

The word Vorwoche 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 Vorwoche?

How does the declension of Vorwoche 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 Vorwoche die Vorwochen
Genitive der Vorwoche der Vorwochen
Dative der Vorwoche den Vorwochen
Akkusative die Vorwoche die Vorwochen

What is the meaning of Vorwoche in German?

Vorwoche is defined as:

[1] week before the current week/previous week

[1] Woche vor der gegenwärtigen Woche/vorherige Woche

How to use Vorwoche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Vorwoche with translations in English.

[1] „Das sind zwar zwei Prozentpunkte mehr als in der Vorwoche.“

[1] "These are two percentage points more than in the previous week"

[1] „Sie stoßen sich daran, dass bei der Regierungsklausur in der Steiermark in der Vorwoche auch Nationalratspräsident Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) und die Dritte Präsidentin Anneliese Kitzmüller (FPÖ) anwesend waren.“

[1] "You come across the fact that National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) and third president Anneliese Kitzmüller (FPÖ) are present at the government exam in Styria in the previous week"

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