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Is it der, die oder das Zentrale?


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

The word Zentrale is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Zentrale?

How does the declension of Zentrale 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 Zentrale die Zentralen
Genitive der Zentrale der Zentralen
Dative der Zentrale den Zentralen
Akkusative die Zentrale die Zentralen

What is the meaning of Zentrale in German?

Zentrale has various definitions in German:

[1] General: Center and switching point of an organization or a company

[1] allgemein: Mittelpunkt und Schaltstelle einer Organisation oder einer Firma

[2] Mathematics: Especially that goes through the center of a circle

[2] Mathematik: Gerade, die durch den Mittelpunkt eines Kreises geht

[3] Technology: Central space in a building in which technical system is installed

[3] Technik: zentraler Raum in einem Gebäude in dem technische Anlage installiert sind

How to use Zentrale in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Zentrale with translations in English.

[1] Der Unfall wurde sofort der Zentrale gemeldet.

[1] The accident was immediately reported to the headquarters

[2] „Verläuft die Sekante durch den Kreismittelpunkt, so nennt man sie Zentrale.“

[2] "If the SEKant runs through the center of the circle, it is called the central area"

[3] Im Gebäude gibt es ein technische Zentrale, in der die Gebäudeleittechnik und die Computer installiert wurden.

[3] In the building there is a technical center in which the building technology and the computers were installed

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Pictures or photos of Zentrale

[1] Die ebay-Zentrale in Kleinmachnow
[1] Die ebay-Zentrale in Kleinmachnow

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