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Is it der, die oder das Aktivistin?


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

The word Aktivistin is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Aktivistin?

How does the declension of Aktivistin 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 Aktivistin die Aktivistinnen
Genitive der Aktivistin der Aktivistinnen
Dative der Aktivistin den Aktivistinnen
Akkusative die Aktivistin die Aktivistinnen

What is the meaning of Aktivistin in German?

Aktivistin has various definitions in German:

[1] often politically committed, purposeful female person

[1] oft politisch engagierte, zielbewusst handelnde weibliche Person

[2] Historically: Working female person in the GDR who performed the services that went beyond the standards and requirements

[2] historisch: werktätige weibliche Person in der DDR, die Leistungen erbracht hat, die über die Normen und Vorgaben hinausgingen

How to use Aktivistin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aktivistin with translations in English.

[1] Die Aktivistinnen fertigten Wahlplakate an.

[1] The activists manufactured election posters on

[2] Heutzutage ist sie Rentnerin, aber früher war sie Aktivist der sozialistischen Arbeit in der DDR.

[2] Nowadays she is a pensioner, but she used to be the activist of socialist work in the GDRE

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