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Is it der, die oder das Affe?


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

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

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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 Affe?

How does the declension of Affe 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 Affe die Affen
Genitive des Affen der Affen
Dative dem Affen den Affen
Akkusative den Affen die Affen

What is the meaning of Affe in German?

Affe has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: Mammal from the subordination Anthropoidea in the order of primates

[1] Zoologie: Säugetier aus der Unterordnung Anthropoidea in der Ordnung der Primaten

[2] Descendable: Eitler, affected person

[2] abwertend: eitler, affektierter Mensch

[3] Descending: Raw, Primitive, Unshaked Man

[3] abwertend: roher, primitiver, ungeschlachter Mann

[4] Hunter language: a young marmot

[4] Jägersprache: ein junges Murmeltier

[5] MilitaryJargon: Felltornister

[5] Militärjargon: Felltornister

[6] A noise-state caused by alcohol

[6] ein durch Alkohol verursachter Rauschzustand

How to use Affe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Affe with translations in English.

[1] Affen sind in der Regel Pflanzenfresser.

[1] Monkeys are usually herbivore

[1] „Die neuere Systematik teilt die Primaten in vier Unterordnungen: Lemuroidea oder Lemuren, Galagoidea oder Buschbabys und Loris, Tarsioidea oder Gespenstmakis und Simiae oder Affen.“[3]

[1] "The newer system varies the primates in four subordinations: Lemuroidea or Lemurers, Galagoidea or Bush Babies and Loris, TarsiOidea or GhostMakis and Simiae or Affen." [3]

[1] „Im Gegensatz zu den Menschen mögen die ausschließlich im Simien-Gebirge heimischen äthiopischen Steinböcke die schlauen Affen.“[4]

[1] "In contrast to the people, the exclusively in the Simie Mountains maybe ethiopian stone blocks the sly monkey ." [4]

[1] „Statt Kamelen sahen wir nun Affen, Esel, Kühe und Pferde.“[5]

[1] "Instead of camels we now saw monkeys, donkeys, cows and horses" [5]

[2] Ich versteh' nicht, was du an dem Affen findest.

[2] I do not understand what you like the monkey

[3] Er hat sich wie ein Affe aufgeführt, man kann kaum glauben, dass der gebildet sein soll.

[3] He has listed like a monkey, one can hardly believe that the should be formed

[4] Da sah ich eine Katze mit vier Affen im Bau verschwinden.

[4] Since I saw a cat with four monkeys under construction disappear

[5] Die Soldaten trugen einen Affen mit sich.

[5] The soldiers wore a monkey with him

[5] „Das ungewohnte Marschieren mit dem schweren Affen kam uns Marinern recht sauer an.“[6]

[5] "The unfamiliar marching with the heavy monkey came to us mariners pretty angry at" [6]

[5] „In Halle nahm er seinen Affen und stieg aus.“[7]

[5] "In Halle he took his monkey and rose out of" [7]

[6] Sie hatte einen mächtigen Affen.

[6] She had a mighty monkey

[6] Er trug einen gewaltigen Affen davon.

[6] He wore a tremendous monkey

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Pictures or photos of Affe

[1] Ein Affe, genauer: Ein Schimpanse
[1] Ein Affe, genauer: Ein Schimpanse

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