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Is it der, die oder das Action?


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

The word Action 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 Action?

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

What is the meaning of Action in German?

Action has various definitions in German:

[1] Very eventful process or a dramatic course of action

[1] sehr ereignisreicher Vorgang beziehungsweise ein dramatischer Handlungsablauf

[2] lively operation

[2] lebhafter Betrieb

[3] Law: Laws

[3] Recht: Klage oder Rechtsstreit

How to use Action in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Action with translations in English.

[1] „Und dieses ewige Joggen ist mir zu langweilig, ich brauche mehr Action.“

[1] "And this eternal jogging is too boring for me, I need more action" "

[1] „Die wahre Action würde nach Djanet beginnen, wenn wir die Wüste nach Westen in Richtung der uralten Oasenstadt Tamanrasset durchquerten.“

[1] "True action would start to Djanet if we cross the desert to the west towards the ancient Oasenstadt Tamanrasset"

[2] Bei euch ist ja richtig Action.

[2] With you there is a real action

[3] Gegen die Hotelkette wurde gestern eine Class Action vor dem Gericht erhoben.

[3] A class action before the court was raised against the hotel chain yesterday

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