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Is it der, die oder das Zentrum?


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

The word Zentrum is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Zentrum?

How does the declension of Zentrum 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 Zentrum die Zentren
Genitive des Zentrums der Zentren
Dative dem Zentrum den Zentren
Akkusative das Zentrum die Zentren

What is the meaning of Zentrum in German?

Zentrum has various definitions in German:

[1] The center, the center of a two -dimensional or three -dimensional object, a figure, a surface or a living being

[1] die Mitte, der Mittelpunkt eines zweidimensionalen oder dreidimensionalen Gegenstandes, einer Figur, einer Fläche oder eines lebenden Wesens

[2] Central or important establishment of an institution or organization building complex, in which many of the same services/offers/responsibilities can be found

[2] zentrale oder wichtige Einrichtung einer Institution oder Organisation; Gebäudekomplex, in dem sich viele gleichgeartete Dienste/Angebote/Zuständigkeiten finden

Translated, short for: German Center Party, Political Party with Catholic Focus

[3] übertragen, kurz für: Deutsche Zentrumspartei, politische Partei mit katholizistischem Schwerpunkt

[4] Translated: Political forces that advocate a medium line

[4] übertragen: politische Kräfte, die eine mittlere Linie verfechten

[5] Chess: The fields D4, D5, E4, E5 on a chessboard

[5] Schach: die Felder d4, d5, e4, e5 auf einem Schachbrett

How to use Zentrum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Zentrum with translations in English.

[1] Dort geht es ins Zentrum der Stadt.

[1] There it goes into the center of the city

[1] Im Zentrum gibt es fast keine Parkplätze mehr.

[1] There are almost no parking spaces in the center

[1] „Murat erschien als Erster im Zentrum von Moskau, eskortiert von Württemberger Husaren.“

[1] "Murat was the first to appear in the center of Moscow, escorted by Württemberger Husarenä"

[2] Hier baut der Baukonzern ein neues Zentrum zum Thema Gesundheit. Da werden Ärzte einziehen, eine Apotheke, Krankengymnasten und eine Niederlassung der DAK.

[2] Here the construction group builds a new center on the subject of health.

[2] „Als traditionelle Orte der Namenforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum sind Lüneburg, Heidelberg, Mainz und Wiesbaden sowie mit Statistiken auch Zentren in Österreich und der Schweiz zu nennen.“

[2] "Lüneburg, Heidelberg, Mainz and Wiesbaden as well as with statistics as well as centers in Austria and Switzerland" as traditional places of namesake in German -speaking countries "

[3] Die Partei Zentrum war katholisch ausgerichtet.

[3] The Center Party was Catholic.

[4] Elvira Meier wird eher zum Zentrum gerechnet.

[4] Elvira Meier is more likely to be counted as a center

[5] Am sichersten ist es, das Zentrum zu erobern.

[5] The safest is to conquer the center

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[1] das Zentrum Münchens von oben
[1] das Zentrum Münchens von oben

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