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Is it der, die oder das Winter?


The correct article in German of Winter is der. So it is der Winter! (nominative case)

The word Winter is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Winter?

How does the declension of Winter 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 der Winter die Winter
Genitive des Winters der Winter
Dative dem Winter den Wintern
Akkusative den Winter die Winter

What is the meaning of Winter in German?

Winter is defined as:

[1] Season after autumn and before spring, in the northern hemisphere from December to March

[1] Jahreszeit nach dem Herbst und vor dem Frühling, auf der nördlichen Halbkugel Zeit von Dezember bis März

How to use Winter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Winter with translations in English.

[1] Im Winter ist es kalt, es liegt oft Schnee.

[1] In winter it is cold and there is often snow.

[1] „Als wir aus Nizza abfuhren, war Sommer - einen Tag später hatten wir in Amsterdam Regen und Winter.“[2]

[1] “When we left Nice it was summer - one day later we had rain and winter in Amsterdam” [2]

[1] „Im Winter legte er sich die Laufbahn selbst per Schneefräse frei.“[3]

[1] "In winter he exposed the track himself with a snow blower." [3]

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Pictures or photos of Winter

[1] Nordwinter vom 21. Dezember bis 21. März, Südwinter vom 21. Juni bis 23. September
[1] Nordwinter vom 21. Dezember bis 21. März, Südwinter vom 21. Juni bis 23. September
[1] schneebedeckte Landschaft im Winter
[1] schneebedeckte Landschaft im Winter

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