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Is it der, die oder das Ajatollah?


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

The word Ajatollah 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 Ajatollah?

How does the declension of Ajatollah 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 Ajatollah die Ajatollahs
Genitive des Ajatollah des Ajatollahs der Ajatollahs
Dative dem Ajatollah den Ajatollahs
Akkusative den Ajatollah die Ajatollahs

What is the meaning of Ajatollah in German?

Ajatollah is defined as:

[1] Imamitic, Shiite Islam: Honorary title for spiritual dignitaries

[1] imamitischer, schiitischer Islam: Ehrentitel für geistliche Würdenträger

How to use Ajatollah in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ajatollah with translations in English.

[1] „Die Verbindungen zur schiitischen Geistlichkeit in anderen Ländern könnten ein Moment der Stärke sein (manche irakische oder libanesische Schiiten folgen einem iranischen Ajatollah). Doch genauso könnte es eine Schwäche bedeuten, denn viele iranische Schiiten sind Anhänger irakischer oder libanesischer Ajatollahs.“

[1] "The connections to the Shiite clergy in other countries could be a moment of strength (some Iraqi or Lebanese Shiites follow an Iranian Ajatollah) ole as well, it could also mean a weakness, because many Iranian Shiites are supporters of Iraqi or Lebanese Ajatollahs."

[1] „Die pragmatische Außenpolitik, die Ajatollah Chomeini einschlug, bestätigte die falsche Wahrnehmung der Israelis, dass die Revolution der Mullahs nur eine vorübergehende Verirrung sei.“

[1] "The pragmatic foreign policy that Ajatollah Chomeini affected confirmed the wrong perception of the Israelis that the revolution of the Mullahs only a temporary aberration SeiE"

[1] „Ein Expertenrat aus 86 Geistlichen ernannte ihn 1989 nach dem Tod des Revolutionsführers Ajatollah Chomeini zu dessen Nachfolger auf Lebenszeit. Der 70-Jährige ist als ‚Vali Faghih‘ (oberster Führer) nicht nur geistliches Oberhaupt im schiitischen Gottesstaat. Chamenei ist auch die höchste Instanz bei politischen Entscheidungen und steht laut Verfassung über Recht und Gesetz.“

[1] "A council of experts from 86 clergymen appointed him in 1989 after the death of the revolutionary leader Ajatollah Chomeini whom the 70-year-old is not only a spiritual head in the Shiite state of God. Chamenei is also the highest instance in political decisions and, according to the constitution, is on law and law. ”

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