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Is it der, die oder das Aal?


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

The word Aal is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 …).

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German declension of Aal?

How does the declension of Aal 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 Aal die Aale
Genitive des Aals des Aales der Aale
Dative dem Aal dem Aale den Aalen
Akkusative den Aal die Aale

What is the meaning of Aal in German?

Aal has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: snake-shaped freshwater and saltwater fish from the order of the eel-like (Anguilliformes)

[1] Zoologie: schlangenförmiger Süßwasser- und Meerwasserfisch aus der Ordnung der Aalartigen (Anguilliformes)

[2] Colloquially, and in combinations: fish or aquatic animal of elongated shape

[2] umgangssprachlich, und in Zusammensetzungen: Fisch oder Wassertier von länglicher Gestalt

[3] Seafaring, term used by submarine drivers for: torpedo

[3] Seefahrt, von U-Boot-Fahrern verwendete Bezeichnung für: Torpedo

[4] Soldier language: newly drafted, unauthorized soldier, soldier without rank

[4] Soldatensprache: neu eingezogener, unvereidigter Soldat, Soldat ohne Dienstgrad

[5] young sweet flag plant

[5] junge Kalmuspflanze

How to use Aal in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aal with translations in English.

[1] Er hatte einen sehr großen Aal gefangen.

[1] He had caught a very large eel.

[1] Auf der Silberplatte lagen geräucherter Aal und Graved Lachs.

[1] On the silver plate lay smoked eel and gravlax.

[2] Meinst du, Freund der Tiere, man könnte Aal dazu sagen?

[2] Do you think, animal friend, one could say eel to it?

[3] „Als mir der Torpedo endlich klar gemeldet wurde, gingen wir auf Gefechtskurs und nach Erreichen der Schussposition gab ich den Befehl ‚Torpedo los!‘ Der Aal verließ vorbildlich das Rohr, wurde dabei illegal vom I. Wachoffizier fotografiert und tauchte elegant ins Wasser.“[7]

[3] “When the torpedo was finally reported to me clearly, we went on a combat course and after reaching the firing position I gave the order 'Torpedo los!' The eel exited the tube in an exemplary manner, was illegally photographed by the I. watch officer and dived elegantly

[4] Da zeigten es aber die Altgedienten den Aalen.

[4] But the veterans showed it to the Aalen.

[5] Zu jungen Kalmuspflanzen sagte Ehrenfried immer Aal und Herta ärgerte das.

[5] Ehrenfried always said eel to young calamus plants, and that annoyed Herta
Aal (Österreich)

Is it der, die oder das Aal?



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

The word Aal is masculine or feminine, therefore the correct article is der or die.

The oral, colloquial use of the article for surnames is not uniform . North German tends not to use an article, Central German is used inconsistently, the article tends to be used in southern German, Austrian and Swiss idioms.

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German declension of Aal?

How does the declension of Aal 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 m Singular f Plural
Nominative der Aal (Aal) die Aal (Aal) die Aals
Genitive des Aal des Aals Aals der Aal (Aal) der Aals
Dative dem Aal (Aal) der Aal (Aal) den Aals
Akkusative den Aal (Aal) die Aal (Aal) die Aals
siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Aal in German?

Aal is defined as:

[1] Less frequent German and Dutch surnames, family name most frequent occurrence in Germany in the Kleve district in North Rhine-Westphalia) ; also with name suffix de

[1] unterdurchschnittlich häufig auftretender, deutscher und niederländischer Nachname, Familienname häufigstes Vorkommen in Deutschland im Kreis Kleve in Nordrhein-Westfalen); auch mit Namenzusatz de

How to use Aal in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aal with translations in English.

[1] Herr Aal heiratete Frau Müller im Mai. Nun heißt er Aal und sie Müller-Aal.

[1] Mr. Aal married Mrs. Müller in May. Now his name is Aal and she is Müller-Aal.

[1] Heute sind wir bei Aals zu Besuch.

[1] Today we are visiting Aals .

[1] „Aal?! Vortreten!“

[1] "Aal;. step forward!"

[1] Der Aal ist's gewesen und die Aal hat's verpetzt.

[1] It was the eel and the eel gave it away

[1] Frau Aal ist ein Genie im Verkauf.

[1] Ms. Aal is a sales genius

[1] Herr Aal wollte uns kein Interview geben.

[1] Mr. Aal did not want to give us an interview.

[1] Die Aals kommen heute von Wangerooge.

[1] The eels come from Wangerooge. today

[1] Der Aal trägt nie die Schals, die die Aal ihm strickt.

[1] The eel never wears the scarves that the eel knits for it.

[1] Das kann ich dir aber sagen: „Wenn die Frau Aal kommt, geht der Herr Aal.“

[1] But I can tell you: "When Mrs. Aal comes, Mr. Aal."

[1] Aal kommt und geht.

[1] Eel comes and goes.

[1] Aals kamen, sahen und siegten.

[1] Aals came, saw and conquered.

How do you pronounce Aal?

Aal (Österreich)

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