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Is it der, die oder das Akustik?


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

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

The frequent spelling mistake of "acoustics" with double K (acoustics) is made to words like chord and accusative due to the wrong analogy

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 Akustik?

How does the declension of Akustik 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 Akustik die Akustiken
Genitive der Akustik der Akustiken
Dative der Akustik den Akustiken
Akkusative die Akustik die Akustiken

What is the meaning of Akustik in German?

Akustik has various definitions in German:

[1] Physics: Teaching of Sound, Teaching of the Tones

[1] Physik: Lehre vom Schall, Lehre von den Tönen

[2] Building: Property of a room that describes how well sounds spread in it

[2] Bauwesen: Eigenschaft eines Raums, die beschreibt, wie gut sich Klänge in ihm ausbreiten

How to use Akustik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Akustik with translations in English.

[1] „Zu den wichtigsten Anwendungen der Akustik gehört neben der Erforschung und Minderung von Lärm auch das Bemühen, einen Wohlklang hervorzurufen oder eine akustische Information zu übertragen.“

[1] "In addition to researching and reducing noise, the efforts of the most important applications of acoustics also end up with the effort to create a melodious or to transfer acoustic information"

[2] Der Konzertsaal bietet eine gute Akustik.

[2] The concert hall offers a good acoustic

[2] „Bei der trefflichen Akustik der Kirche kommt sowohl Gesang, als auch die von Gebr. Jehmlich in Dresden erbaute Orgel sehr zur Geltung.“

[2] "With the excellent acoustics of the church, both singing and the organ built by Brandlich in Dresden comes into its own."

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