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Is it der, die oder das Aktive?


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

The word Aktive 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 Aktive?

How does the declension of Aktive work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Aktive Aktive
Genitive Aktiver Aktiver
Dative Aktiver Aktiven
Akkusative Aktive Aktive
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Aktive die Aktiven
Genitiv der Aktiven der Aktiven
Dativ der Aktiven den Aktiven
Akkusativ die Aktive die Aktiven
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Aktive keine Aktiven
Genitiv einer Aktiven keiner Aktiven
Dativ einer Aktiven keinen Aktiven
Akkusativ eine Aktive keine Aktiven

What is the meaning of Aktive in German?

Aktive is defined as:

[1] In a group- for example a (sports or carnival) association- committed female person

[1] in einer Gruppe – zum Beispiel einem (Sport- oder Karnevals-)Verein – engagierte weibliche Person

How to use Aktive in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aktive with translations in English.

[1] Eine Aktive hat sich das Bein gebrochen und kann beim Vereinsball nicht mitmachen.

[1] An active person broke the leg and cannot participate in the club ball

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