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Is it der, die oder das Alarm?


The correct article in German of Alarm is der. So it is der Alarm! (nominative case)

The word Alarm is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Alarm?

How does the declension of Alarm 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 der Alarm die Alarme
Genitive des Alarmes des Alarms der Alarme
Dative dem Alarm dem Alarme den Alarmen
Akkusative den Alarm die Alarme

What is the meaning of Alarm in German?

Alarm has various definitions in German:

[1] Fire Brigade, Military, Police: For early warning or when a damage event occurs, a call for willingness or warning against danger

[1] Feuerwehr, Militär, Polizei: zur Frühwarnung oder bei Eintritt eines Schadensereignisses erfolgender Ruf zur Bereitschaft oder zur Warnung vor Gefahr

[2] General warning signal or a signal, for example, as a wake -up call

[2] allgemeines Warnsignal oder ein Signal zum Beispiel als Weckruf

How to use Alarm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alarm with translations in English.

[1] Die Feuerwehr löste rechtzeitig einen Alarm aus.

[1] The fire department released an alarm in good time

[1] „Es waren nur Alarme und kein Luftangriff.“

[1] "It was only alarms and no air attack"

[1] „Instinktiv löste Carlos in diesem Moment den Alarm für die Feuerwehr aus.“

[1] "Carlos instinctively solved the alarm for the fire brigade at that moment"

[1] „Unser Lachen nahm den Alarm der Spanier zum Anlaß, aber dieser Vorwand kam ihr selbst gar nicht zu Bewußtsein.“

[1] "Our laughter took the alarm of the Spaniards as an opportunity, but this pretext did not even come to her"

[1] „Am nächsten Tag bemerkte ich, daß sie in der Nacht nicht die Lockenwickel getragen hatte, mit denen sie manchmal bei nächtlichen Alarmen erschien und dann einer schlangengekrönten Meduse glich.“

[1] the next day I noticed that at night she hadn't worn the curl with which she sometimes appeared on nightly alarms and then a snake -crowned meduse ""

[2] Er stellte den Alarm des Weckers ab und schlief weiter.

[2] He dismantled the alarm of the alarm and slept on

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