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Is it der, die oder das Abenteuer?


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

The word Abenteuer 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 Abenteuer?

How does the declension of Abenteuer 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 Abenteuer die Abenteuer
Genitive des Abenteuers der Abenteuer
Dative dem Abenteuer den Abenteuern
Akkusative das Abenteuer die Abenteuer

What is the meaning of Abenteuer in German?

Abenteuer has various definitions in German:

[1] An unusual, exciting, tingling, (also romantic), strange experience

[1] ein ungewöhnliches, spannendes, prickelndes, (auch romantisches), seltsames Erlebnis

[2] Also pejorative: a dangerous, risky, daring, daring company

[2] auch abwertend: ein gefahrvolles, risikoreiches, gewagtes, verwegenes Unternehmen

[3] Sexuality: A short love relationship usually outside of an existing partnership

[3] Sexualität: eine kurze Liebesbeziehung meist außerhalb einer bestehenden Partnerschaft

How to use Abenteuer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abenteuer with translations in English.

[1] Mein letztes Abenteuer war, nüchtern betrachtet, nur ein teuerer Abend.

[1] My last adventure was soberly, just an expensive evening

[2] Dass er sich immer wieder auf solche Abenteuer wie diese Bergbesteigung einlässt, dabei kann man doch auch ernsthaft verletzt werden oder sterben.

[2] that he always gets involved with such adventures as this mountain ascent, but you can also be seriously injured or dying

[2] „Aber statt mich von meinem Fernweh zu heilen, machte dieses wunderbare Abenteuer alles noch schlimmer.“

[2] "But instead of healing me from my wanderlust, this wonderful adventure made everything worse"

[3] Er würzte seine Dienstreisen gerne mal mit einem Flirt oder auch einem schnellen Abenteuer.

[3] He likes to spice up his business trips with a flirt or a quick adventure

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