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Is it der, die oder das Akte?


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

The word Akte 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 Akte?

How does the declension of Akte 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 Akte die Akten
Genitive der Akte der Akten
Dative der Akte den Akten
Akkusative die Akte die Akten

What is the meaning of Akte in German?

Akte has various definitions in German:

unused in Austria or only recently used:

in Österreich ungebräuchlich oder erst seit Kurzem gebräuchlich:

[1] Collection of records that belong together in terms of content

[1] Sammlung von Aufzeichnungen, die inhaltlich zusammengehören

[2] Official recording

[2] amtliche Aufzeichnung

How to use Akte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Akte with translations in English.

[1] Der Rechtsanwalt hat eine Akte angelegt, in der er alle Schriftstücke gesammelt hat, die in der Angelegenheit gewechselt worden sind.

[1] The lawyer has created a file in which he collected all the documents that were changed in the matter

[1] „Die Akte hätte Kurzfassungen aller Vorträge enthalten sollen, aber die meisten Redner hatten wieder einmal verfehlt, diese schriftlich vorzubereiten.“

[1] "The file should have contained short skills of all lectures, but most speakers had once again failed to prepare them in writing"

[1] „Der Untersuchungsrichter habe sie weder verifiziert noch in die Akte aufgenommen.“

[1] "The investigator had neither verified it nor included it in the file"

[1] „Gut 70 Jahre später konnte ich das in seiner Akte nachlesen, für die sich zuvor offenbar niemand interessiert hatte.“

[1] "A good 70 years later I was able to read this in his file, for which no one had apparently been interested in"

[2] Bei der Staatsanwaltschaft wurde während des Ermittlungsverfahrens eine Akte über ihn geführt.

[2] The public prosecutor's office was guided by a file about him during the investigation

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[1] viele Akten
[1] viele Akten

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