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Is it der, die oder das Achilles?

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 Achilles?

How does the declension of Achilles 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Achilles (Achilles) die Achilles (Achilles) die Achilles die Achillesens
Genitive des Achilles Achilles’ der Achilles (Achilles) der Achilles der Achillesens
Dative dem Achilles (Achilles) der Achilles (Achilles) den Achilles den Achillesens
Akkusative den Achilles (Achilles) die Achilles (Achilles) die Achilles die Achillesens
siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Achilles in German?

Achilles is defined as:

[1] German-language last name, family name, the occurrence is widely scattered in Germany and Austria, the most common occurrence is in southern Lower Saxony and in western Saxony-Anhalt

[1] deutschsprachiger Nachname, Familienname; das Vorkommen ist in Deutschland und in Österreich breit gestreut, das häufigste Vorkommen ist in Südniedersachsen und im westlichen Sachsen-Anhalt

How to use Achilles in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Achilles with translations in English.

[1] Die Achilles haben sich im Studium kennengelernt.

[1] The Achilles got to know each other during their studies

[1] Heute gibt es bei Achilles Feuerzangenbowle.

[1] Today there is Achilles Feuerzangenbowle

[1] „Es ist gut, dass es Dauerläufer Achim Achilles gibt.“

[1] "It is good that there is a permanent runner Achim Achilles"

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