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Is it der, die oder das Wochenende?


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

The word Wochenende 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 Wochenende?

How does the declension of Wochenende 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 Wochenende die Wochenenden
Genitive des Wochenendes der Wochenenden
Dative dem Wochenende den Wochenenden
Akkusative das Wochenende die Wochenenden

What is the meaning of Wochenende in German?

Wochenende is defined as:

[1] End of the week mostly off work and school ; Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday

[1] meist arbeits- und schulfreies Ende der Woche; Freitagabend, Samstag und Sonntag

How to use Wochenende in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Wochenende with translations in English.

[1] Kommst du am Wochenende mit ins Kino?

[1] Will you come to the cinema with me on the weekend?

[1] „Trotzdem ist es kein Wunder, dass dieses »Downgrading« am Wochenende rund um die Welt hohe Wellen geschlagen hat.“[2]

[1] "Nevertheless, it is no wonder that this» downgrading «made waves around the world over the weekend ." [2]

[1] „Während das Wochenende mit der Zeit und der schnellsten Verbindung vornehmlich rechnen muß, hat der Sommerfrischler mehr Zeit und Muße zur Auswahl und Fahrt zur Sommerfrische.“[3]

[1] "While the weekend primarily has to reckon with the time and the fastest connection, the summer visitor has more time and leisure to choose and travel to the summer vacation” [3]

[1] „Papa war nach Meppen versetzt worden, hatte sich da zwei Zimmer mit Bad gemietet und kam nur noch am Wochenende nachhause.“[4]

[1] "Papa had been transferred to Meppen, had rented two rooms with a bathroom and only came home at the weekend." [4]

[1] „Am Wochenende rief meine Mutter an.“[5]

[1] "My mother called on the weekend." [5]

How do you pronounce Wochenende?

Wochenende (Österreich)

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