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Is it der, die oder das Ahr?


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

The word Ahr 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 Ahr?

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

What is the meaning of Ahr in German?

Ahr has various definitions in German:

[1] River in southern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and in the northern Rhineland-Palatinate, left tributaries of the Rhine

[1] Fluss im südlichen Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland und im nördlichen Rheinland-Pfalz, linker Nebenfluss des Rheins

[2] River in South Tyrol, Italy, right tributary of Rienz

[2] Fluss in Südtirol, Italien, rechter Nebenfluss der Rienz

How to use Ahr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ahr with translations in English.

[1] An der Ahr wachsen vorzügliche Rotweine.

[1] Excellent red wines grow on the Ahr

[1] „Das im südwestlichen Nordrhein-Westfalen und nördlichen Rheinland-Pfalz gelegene Ahrtal wird von der 89 km langen Ahr durchflossen.“

[1] "The Ahr Valley, located in the southwestern North Rhine-Westphalia and northern Rhineland-Palatinate, is flowed through by the 89 km long Ahr"

[1, 2] Kurz dachten wir darüber nach, die Ahr hinab zu paddeln.

[1, 2] Briefly we thought about the Ahr down to paddling

[1, 2] Wir überquerten die Ahr.

[1, 2] We crossed the ahrä

[1, 2] Die Kinder versuchten, in der Ahr zu baden.

[1, 2] The children tried to Baden in the Ahr

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Pictures or photos of Ahr

[1] die Ahr an der Ahrschleife (Deutschland)
[1] die Ahr an der Ahrschleife (Deutschland)
[2] die Ahr in Südtirol
[2] die Ahr in Südtirol

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