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Is it der, die oder das Zertifikat?


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

The word Zertifikat 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 Zertifikat?

How does the declension of Zertifikat 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 Zertifikat die Zertifikate
Genitive des Zertifikats des Zertifikates der Zertifikate
Dative dem Zertifikat dem Zertifikate den Zertifikaten
Akkusative das Zertifikat die Zertifikate

What is the meaning of Zertifikat in German?

Zertifikat has various definitions in German:

[1] Certificate of proficiency

[1] Befähigungsnachweis

[2] official or professional certificate

[2] amtliche oder fachmännische Bescheinigung

[3] an investment instrument

[3] ein Geldanlage-Instrument

How to use Zertifikat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Zertifikat with translations in English.

[1] Das Goethe-Institut stellt das "Zertifikat Deutsch" aus

[1] The Goethe-Institut issues the "Zertifikat Deutsch"

[2] Das Unternehmen hat von der ISO ein Zertifikat für sein Qualitätsmanagement bekommen.

[2] The company has received a certificate from ISO for its quality management .

[2] „Auf einem Zertifikat standen sein Name und sein Beruf – Fetischeur –, darunter prangte der Regierungsstempel.“[4]

[2] "On a certificate was his name and his profession - Fetishur -, underneath the government stamp [4]

[3] Bei Zertifikaten handelt es sich rechtlich um Schuldverschreibungen.[5]

[3] In legal terms, certificates are bonds. [5]

How do you pronounce Zertifikat?

Zertifikat (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Zertifikat

[1] ein Zertifikat
[1] ein Zertifikat

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