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Is it der, die oder das Aids?


The correct article in German of Aids is das. So it is das Aids! (nominative case)

The word Aids is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Aids?

How does the declension of Aids 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 (das) Aids
Genitive (des Aids) (des Aids’) Aids’
Dative (dem) Aids
Akkusative (das) Aids

What is the meaning of Aids in German?

Aids is defined as:

[1] Medicine: Immune disease AIDS by infection with the HI virus

[1] Medizin: Immunschwächekrankheit AIDS durch Infektion mit dem HI-Virus

How to use Aids in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aids with translations in English.

[1] Aids ist eine weltweit verbreitete, unheilbare Krankheit, die jährlich viele Todesopfer fordert.

[1] AIDS is a worldwide, incurable disease that demands many fatalities every year

[1] „Aids, da ist der Gottesmann sich sicher, ist die Pestilenz, mit der der allmächtige Herr all jene straft, die sich von ihm abgewandt haben.“

[1] "AIDS, the man of God is certain, is the pestilence with which the Almighty Lord punishes all those who have turned away from him"

[1] „Allerdings hat es wahrscheinlich was mit Aids zu tun.“

[1] "However, it probably has something with AIDS to Tuna"

[1] „Dieser furchtbare Zustand wiederholte sich, als Aids als Krankheit bekannt wurde.“

[1] "This terrible state was repeated when AIDS became known as a disease"

[1] „Allerdings ist HIV medial nicht deswegen so ein großes Thema, weil so viele Menschen daran sterben, sondern weil viele Prominente an Aids erkranken.“

[1] "However, HIV is not such a big issue because so many people die from it, but because many celebrities disease AIDS"

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