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Is it der, die oder das ZDF?


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

The word ZDF 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 ZDF?

How does the declension of ZDF 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 ZDF
Genitive des ZDF des ZDFs
Dative dem ZDF
Akkusative das ZDF

What is the meaning of ZDF in German?

ZDF is defined as:

[1] Abbreviation for second German television

[1] Abkürzung für Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

How to use ZDF in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using ZDF with translations in English.

[1] Das ZDF hat seinen Hauptsitz in Mainz.

[1] The ZDF has its headquarters in Mainz

[1] Im ZDF läuft eine neue Krimiserie.

[1] A new crime series runs on ZDF

[1] „Sie dürfen auch nicht in die Programmautonomie von ARD und ZDF eingreifen.“

[1] "You are also not allowed to intervene in ARD and ZDF's program autonomy"

[1] „1988, zum 90. Geburtstag des Autors, produzierte jedoch das ZDF eine Fernsehversion.“

[1] "In 1988, for the 90th birthday of the author, the ZDF produced a television version."

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Pictures or photos of ZDF

[1] LKW mit Logo des ZDF
[1] LKW mit Logo des ZDF

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