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Is it der, die oder das Adventszeit?


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

The word Adventszeit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Adventszeit?

How does the declension of Adventszeit 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 Adventszeit die Adventszeiten
Genitive der Adventszeit der Adventszeiten
Dative der Adventszeit den Adventszeiten
Akkusative die Adventszeit die Adventszeiten

What is the meaning of Adventszeit in German?

Adventszeit is defined as:

[1] Time of Advent, about four weeks before Christmas, in which Christians celebrate the upcoming arrival of the Lord

[1] Zeit des Advent, circa vier Wochen vor Weihnachten, in denen Christen die bevorstehende Ankunft des Herrn feiern

How to use Adventszeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Adventszeit with translations in English.

[1] „Besonders stark empfand ich dies in der Adventszeit von 1943.“

[1] "I found this particularly strong in the Advent season of 1943e" "

[1] „Über den Zeitpunkt werden wir natürlich nicht informiert, aber das macht ja nichts, weil wir gerade in der Adventszeit für den prickelnden Reiz des Überraschungsmoments besonders empfänglich sind.“

[1] "Of course we are not informed about the time, but that doesn't matter, because we are particularly receptive to the tingling stimulus of the surprise gauge in the Advent season"

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