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Is it der, die oder das Alk?


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

The word Alk 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 Alk?

How does the declension of Alk 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Alk die Alke die Alken
Genitive des Alks des Alkes des Alken der Alke der Alken
Dative dem Alk dem Alke dem Alken den Alken den Alken
Akkusative den Alk die Alke die Alken

What is the meaning of Alk in German?

Alk has various definitions in German:

[1] A bird from the family of alken birds (Alcidae)

[1] ein Vogel aus der Familie der Alkenvögel (Alcidae)

[2] No plural, colloquially: alcohol

[2] kein Plural, umgangssprachlich: Alkohol

How to use Alk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alk with translations in English.

[1] Der Tordalk ist wie die Trottellumme ein Alk.

[1] The Tordalk is an alcohol like the trotting amount

[1] Alken sind seltene Meeresvögel, die oft in Steilwänden brüten.

[1] Alken are rare marine birds, which often brew in steep walls

[2] Wenn der Alk ausgeht, sitzen wir auf dem Trockenen.

[2] When the alk runs, we sit on the dryness

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