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Is it der, die oder das Akkord?


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

The word Akkord 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 Akkord?

How does the declension of Akkord 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 Akkord die Akkorde
Genitive des Akkordes des Akkords der Akkorde
Dative dem Akkord dem Akkorde den Akkorden
Akkusative den Akkord die Akkorde

What is the meaning of Akkord in German?

Akkord has various definitions in German:

[1] Music: The simultaneous, harmonious sound of several tones

[1] Musik: das gleichzeitige, harmonische Erklingen mehrerer Töne

[2] mostly "work in the chord": short form for chord work if the amount of the income of a worker is adapted to its productivity

[2] meist „im Akkord arbeiten“: Kurzform für Akkordarbeit; wenn die Höhe der Einnahmen eines Arbeiters an seiner Produktivität angepasst wird

[3] Octed: Treaty

[3] veraltet: Vertrag

How to use Akkord in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Akkord with translations in English.

[1] Das Lied „Hit the Road Jack“ lebt vor allem aus vier Akkorden.

[1] The song "Hit The Road Jack" lives mainly from four chords

[1] „Mendelssohns Sommernachtstraum vierhändig – Mit vier Akkorden entführte Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy sein Publikum 1843 ins Feenreich.“

[1] "Mendelssohn's summer night dream four -hand - with four chords Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy kidnapped his audience in the Fairy Reich" in 1843 "

[1] „Dafür habe sie auf ihrem Balkon ein Mobile aufgehängt; sechs Metallstäbe, die zu klingen begännen, wenn der Wind sie aneinander schlage; alle Stäbe so gestimmt, dass sich ein schöner Akkord ergebe.“

[1] “For this she has a mobile hint on her balcony six metal rods that begin to sound when the wind strikes them; All rods are so tuned that a beautiful chord results in "

[1] „In diesem Augenblick ertönten die letzten Akkorde der Ouvertüre, und man hörte den Kapellmeister mit dem Dirigentenstabe klopfen.“

[1] "At this moment the last chords of the overture sounded, and the Kapellmeister was heard with the conductor's Stabe Klopfenä"

[2] Er arbeitet schon seit Jahren im Akkord.

[2] He has been working in the chord for years

[3] Die Manufaktur schloss einen Akkord mit ihren Gläubigern ab.

[3] The manufactory closed a chord with its creditors

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