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Is it der, die oder das Akademie?


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

The word Akademie 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 Akademie?

How does the declension of Akademie 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 Akademie die Akademien
Genitive der Akademie der Akademien
Dative der Akademie den Akademien
Akkusative die Akademie die Akademien

What is the meaning of Akademie in German?

Akademie has various definitions in German:

[1] Public or private research center, teaching facility, educational institution or training facility

[1] öffentliche oder private Forschungsstätte, Lehreinrichtung, Bildungseinrichtung oder Ausbildungseinrichtung

[2] Association of scholars or artists to promote and deepen research or art

[2] Vereinigung von Gelehrten oder Kunstschaffenden zur Förderung und Vertiefung der Forschung oder der Kunst

How to use Akademie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Akademie with translations in English.

[1] Die Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien ist eine staatliche Kunstakademie in Wien und eine der ältesten Kunstakademien Europas.

[1] The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is a state art academy in Vienna and one of the oldest art academies in Europe

[1, 2] Die Akademie nimmt im Jahr nur zwei neue Mitglieder auf.

[1, 2] The academy takes only two new members a year

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