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Is it der, die oder das Zeitpunkt?


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

The word Zeitpunkt 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 Zeitpunkt?

How does the declension of Zeitpunkt 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 Zeitpunkt die Zeitpunkte
Genitive des Zeitpunktes des Zeitpunkts der Zeitpunkte
Dative dem Zeitpunkt dem Zeitpunkte den Zeitpunkten
Akkusative den Zeitpunkt die Zeitpunkte

What is the meaning of Zeitpunkt in German?

Zeitpunkt has various definitions in German:

[1] precise moment

[1] genau bestimmter Moment

How to use Zeitpunkt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Zeitpunkt with translations in English.

[1] Damit war der Zeitpunkt gekommen, sich zur Prüfung anzumelden.

[1] The time had come to register for the exam.

[1] „Während dieser Zeit habe die deutsche Sprache sogar den Status einer offiziellen Schul- und Staatssprache gehabt, den das Ungarische selbst erst zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt erlangen konnte.“[1]

[1] "During this time, the German language even had the status of an official school and state language, which Hungarian itself was only able to achieve at a later point in time." [1]

[1] „Zu diesem Zeitpunkt wurde sie zwangsläufig zu einer nationalen und internationalen Figur.“[2]

[1] "At this point in time she inevitably became a national and international figure." [2]

[1] „Es ist alles genau getaktet, und wenn nicht jeder Handwerker zum verabredeten Zeitpunkt kommt, bedeutet das Verzögerungen für alle, die nach ihm kommen.“[3]

[1] "Everything is precisely timed, and if every craftsman does not come at the agreed time, this means delays for everyone who comes after him." [3]

[1] „Zu dem Zeitpunkt wäre das Ganze längst nicht mehr passiert.“[4]

[1] "At that point in time the whole thing would not have happened for a long time?" [4]

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