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Is it der, die oder das ARD?


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

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

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 ARD?

How does the declension of ARD 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 ARD
Genitive der ARD
Dative der ARD
Akkusative die ARD

What is the meaning of ARD in German?

ARD has various definitions in German:

[1] Germany, radio: Working group of public service broadcasters in the Federal Republic of Germany

[1] Deutschland, Rundfunk: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

[2] Germany, television: colloquially, spa, acronym: for the first television program of the ARD

[2] Deutschland, Fernsehen: umgangssprachlich, Kurzwort, Akronym: für das erste Fernsehprogramm der ARD

How to use ARD in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using ARD with translations in English.

[1] Derzeit besteht die ARD aus insgesamt neun Landesrundfunkanstalten.

The ARD currently consists of a total of nine state broadcasters

[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"

[2] Hast du gestern Abend den Krimi auf ARD gesehen?

[2] Did you see the thriller on ARD last night

[2] „Die ARD hat das alles gefilmt und eine unglückliche Passage daraus ausgestrahlt.“

[2] "The ARD filmed all of this and broadcast an unfortunate passage from it"

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Pictures or photos of ARD

[1] ARD-Hauptstadtstudio
[1] ARD-Hauptstadtstudio

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