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Is it der, die oder das Advent?


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

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

The plural is very rare

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 Advent?

How does the declension of Advent 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 Advent die Advente
Genitive des Adventes des Advents der Advente
Dative dem Advent den Adventen
Akkusative den Advent die Advente

What is the meaning of Advent in German?

Advent is defined as:

[1] The period of about four weeks from 1,000 Advent to Christmas, through which the church year begins with the preparation for Christmas

[1] der Zeitraum von zirka vier Wochen vom 1. Advent bis Weihnachten, durch den das Kirchenjahr mit der Vorbereitung auf Weihnachten beginnt

How to use Advent in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Advent with translations in English.

[1] Der erste Advent ist am Sonntag zwischen dem 27. November und dem 3. Dezember.

The first Advent is on Sunday between November 27th and December 3rd.

[1] „Drei Tage vor dem ersten Advent ging der Direktor nach Schulschluss durchs Viertel, um im Auftrag seiner Frau einen Adventskranz zu kaufen.“

[1] "Three days before the first Advent, the director went through the district after school to buy an Advent wreath on behalf of his wife"

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