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Is it der, die oder das Alpha?


The correct article in German of Alpha is das. So it is das Alpha! (nominative case)

The word Alpha is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Alpha?

How does the declension of Alpha 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 das Alpha die Alphas
Genitive des Alpha des Alphas der Alphas
Dative dem Alpha den Alphas
Akkusative das Alpha die Alphas

What is the meaning of Alpha in German?

Alpha has various definitions in German:

[1] First sign [3] of the Greek alphabet

[1] erstes Zeichen[3] des griechischen Alphabets

[2] Translated, pictorial: the beginning/beginning of a facts

[2] übertragen, bildlich: Beginn/Anfang eines Sachverhaltes

[3] Translated, visual, evaluating: the first and therefore most perfect (the best, the highest, the largest) in its kind

[3] übertragen, bildlich, wertend: das Erste und damit Vollkommenste (das Beste, das Höchste, das Größte) in seiner Art

[4] (natural) philosophy, Christian theology: cipher for the primeval reason in the sense of a natural theology and ultimately a cipher for God and Christ as the beginning of all things that the apocalyptic theology has taken from the Hellenistic environment and interpreted Christian Ole

[4] (Natur-)Philosophie, christliche Theologie: Chiffre für den Urgrund allen Seins im Sinne einer natürlichen Theologie und letztlich eine Chiffre für Gott und Christus als den Anfang aller Dinge, die die apokalyptische Theologie aus dem hellenistischen Umfeld entnommen und christlich gedeutet hat.

How to use Alpha in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alpha with translations in English.

[1] Ein Alpha wird oft als Parameter in Verteilungen verwendet.

[1] An alpha is often used as parameters in distributions

[1–3] „Das Alpha ist der erste Buchstabe des griechischen Alphabets, daher steht Alpha für „Anfang“, noch symbolischer für „Geist“ (umgangssprachlich auch für das „Höchste“, das „Größte“, das „Beste“).“

[1–3] "The Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, so Alpha stands for" beginning ", even more symbolic for" spirit "(colloquially also for the" highest ", the" biggest ", the" best ") "

[3] „Waren Hexen das Alpha und Omega allen Übels, zeichneten sich weibliche Kirchenheilige als abgehobene reine Wesen aus.“

[3] “Witches were the alpha and Omega all evil, female church saints were drawn out as the sophisticated pure beings”

[4] „Der Würfel des Universums hat eine Sechs. Evolution ist möglich. … Das Nicht-mehr-Begreifliche steht am Anfang - steht hinter allem Geschehen – ALPHA ist der Grund, der Grund aller Entwicklung. Mehr Worte machen es nicht klarer. …“

[4] “The dice of the universe has a sixe evolution. ... the non-more and more likely to be accompanied-stands behind everything-Alpha is the reason, the reason for all development. More words don't make it clearer. ... ... "

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