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Is it der, die oder das Aktion?


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

The word Aktion 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 Aktion?

How does the declension of Aktion 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 Aktion die Aktionen
Genitive der Aktion der Aktionen
Dative der Aktion den Aktionen
Akkusative die Aktion die Aktionen

What is the meaning of Aktion in German?

Aktion has various definitions in German:

[1] Enterprising to achieve something certain

[1] Unternehmung, um etwas Bestimmtes zu erreichen

[2] Economy: Special offer or a special sales regulation in a shop

[2] Wirtschaft: Sonderangebot oder eine Sonderverkaufsregelung in einem Geschäft

[3] Physics: Effect

[3] Physik: Wirkung

How to use Aktion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aktion with translations in English.

[1] Auf jede Aktion folgt immer eine entsprechende Reaktion.

[1] A corresponding reaction always follows every action

[1] Im Museum kann man am Donnerstag alte Druckmaschinen in Aktion sehen.

[1] In the museum, old printing machines can be found in Aktion Siege on Thursday

[2] Der Supermarkt um die Ecke hat eine Aktion, in der es Regenschirme für zwei Euro gibt.

The supermarket around the corner has an action in which there are umbrellas for two euros

[3] „Bei der Verbindung der Schenkelnerven eines Frosches mit den anderen Kettengliedern Zink und Silber per Metalldraht bestand die galvanische Aktion in einer Muskelkontraktion des Tieres.“

[3] "When connecting the thighs of a frog with the other chain members zinc and silver with a metal wire, the galvanic action consisted of a muscle contraction of the TieresÄ"

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