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Is it der, die oder das Aktivität?


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

The word Aktivität 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 Aktivität?

How does the declension of Aktivität 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 Aktivität die Aktivitäten
Genitive der Aktivität der Aktivitäten
Dative der Aktivität den Aktivitäten
Akkusative die Aktivität die Aktivitäten

What is the meaning of Aktivität in German?

Aktivität has various definitions in German:

[1] Participation in an activity

[1] Teilnahme an einer Tätigkeit

[2] Physics: physical quantity to define a radioactive substance

[2] Physik: physikalische Größe zur Definition eines radioaktiven Stoffes

[3] Work planning: smallest execution unit in a work process to which an activity, executing resources (people, machines), resources to be used (tools, machines, other operating resources) and temporal dependencies (sequence, execution duration, etc.) are assigned

[3] Arbeitsplanung: kleinste Ausführungseinheit in einem Arbeitsablauf, dem eine Tätigkeit, ausführende Ressourcen (Personen, Maschinen), zu benutzende Ressourcen (Werkzeuge, Maschinen, anderweitige Betriebsmittel) und zeitliche Abhängigkeiten (Reihenfolge, Ausführungsdauer usw.) zugeordnet sind

How to use Aktivität in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aktivität with translations in English.

[1] Deine Aktivität im Unterricht lässt zu wünschen übrig.

[1] Your activity in class leaves a lot to be desired.

[1] Mann sucht Freizeitpartnerin für sportliche Aktivitäten.

[1] Man is looking for a leisure partner for sporting activities.

[1] „Als ich am schwarzen Brett vorbeikam, stellte ich fest, dass eine weitere Aktivität angeboten wurde.“[2]

[1] "When I passed the notice board, I noticed that another activity was being offered ." [2]

[1] „Seine sportlichen Aktivitäten wie Extrembergsteigen und Gleitschirmfliegen legen nahe, dass er gern an seine Grenzen ging.“[3]

[1] "His sporting activities such as extreme mountaineering and paragliding suggest that he liked to push himself to his limits." [3]

[2] Dieser Stoff besitzt eine hohe Aktivität.

[2] This substance has a high level of activity.

[3] Ein Terminplan enthält Aktivitäten.

[3] A schedule contains activities.

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