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Is it der, die oder das Allerheiligen?

The plural and the genitive singular are very rarely used

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 Allerheiligen?

How does the declension of Allerheiligen 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 Allerheiligen die Allerheiligen
Genitive Allerheiligens der Allerheiligen
Dative Allerheiligen den Allerheiligen
Akkusative Allerheiligen die Allerheiligen

What is the meaning of Allerheiligen in German?

Allerheiligen is defined as:

[1] Christianity: Memorial Day for all saints in Austria and partly in Germany and Switzerland on a legally recognized holiday on November 1st; Roman Catholic strong strength

[1] Christentum: Gedenktag zu allen Heiligen; in Österreich und teilweise in Deutschland sowie der Schweiz gesetzlich anerkannter Feiertag am 1. November; römisch-katholisches Hochfest

How to use Allerheiligen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Allerheiligen with translations in English.

[1] Am 1. November ist Allerheiligen.

[1] on November 1st is All Saints' Day.

[1] In der Kirche wird an Allerheiligen aller Heiligen gedacht.

[1] In the church, all saints of all saints are thought

[1] Der Tag nach Allerheiligen ist Allerseelen.

[1] The day after All Saints' Day is Allerselenä

[1] Allerheiligen wird in der westlichen Kirche am 1. November begangen, in den orthodoxen Kirchen am ersten Sonntag nach Pfingsten.

[1] All Saints' Day is celebrated in the western church on November 1st, in the Orthodox churches on the first Sunday after Pentecost.

[1] Auch Anglikaner und manche protestantische Gemeinschaften feiern Allerheiligen.

Anglicans and some Protestant communities also celebrate All Saints' Day

[1] „Allerhand Flugblätter wurden verteilt, an Allerheiligen war der Besuch der nationalen Gedenkstätten größer als in früheren Jahren.“

[1] "All sorts of leaflets were distributed, on All Saints' Day the visit to the national memorials was greater than in previous years"

[1] „Allerheiligen hatte ich die Messe gehört und wollte gerade eine Gondel besteigen, um nach Venedig zurückzukehren; da begegnete mir eine Frau nach Lauras Art, die einen Brief zu meinen Füßen fallen ließ und weiterging.“

[1] "I had heard the fair and just wanted to climb a gondola to return to Venice Die Da I encountered a woman in Laura's way who dropped a letter on my feet and continued"

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