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Is it der, die oder das Aktentasche?


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

The word Aktentasche 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 Aktentasche?

How does the declension of Aktentasche 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 Aktentasche die Aktentaschen
Genitive der Aktentasche der Aktentaschen
Dative der Aktentasche den Aktentaschen
Akkusative die Aktentasche die Aktentaschen

What is the meaning of Aktentasche in German?

Aktentasche is defined as:

[1] Bag for the transport of files, books and other office materials

[1] Tasche für den Transport von Akten, Büchern und sonstigen Büromaterialien

How to use Aktentasche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aktentasche with translations in English.

[1] „Während er sprach, schaufelten seine Hände geschäftig Papierbündel aus seiner Aktentasche und ordneten sie auf dem Tisch scheinbar automatisch zu einem exakt abgezirkelten Muster.“

[1] "While he spoke, his hands shoveled off paper bundles from his briefcase and apparently ordered them on the table to automatically become an exactly cut -off.

[1] „Er stellt seine Aktentasche auf den Boden, nimmt mir den Besen aus der Hand und beginnt mit vorsichtigen Bewegungen – er trägt Lederschuhe – den Schnee von der Markise zu schütteln.“

[1] "He puts his briefcase on the floor, takes the broom out of my hand and starts with careful movements - he wears leather shoes - the snow from the awning to shake"

[1] „Jonas zog die Collegemappe aus seiner Aktentasche und überreichte sie seinem Gegenüber.“

[1] "Jonas pulled the college cap out of his briefcase and handed it over to his opposite"

[1] „Sie stellte sich hinter einen großen Schwarzen, der sich eine braune Aktentasche an die Brust drückte.“

[1] "She stood behind a big black one who presses a brown briefcase on the chest"

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