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Is it der, die oder das Altar?


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

The word Altar 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 Altar?

How does the declension of Altar 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 Altar die Altäre
Genitive des Altares des Altars der Altäre
Dative dem Altar dem Altare den Altären
Akkusative den Altar die Altäre

What is the meaning of Altar in German?

Altar is defined as:

[1] Religion: Table -like facility (for example in a church) to celebrate a service, for culture or hold rituals

[1] Religion: tischähnliche Einrichtung (zum Beispiel in einer Kirche) zur Feier eines Gottesdienstes, zur kultischen Verehrung oder dem Abhalten von Ritualen

How to use Altar in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altar with translations in English.

[1] Viele Gaben waren am Altar vorbereitet.

[1] Many gifts were prepared at the altar

[1] „Anmutig zum Klang von Panflöten tanzend, brachte er vor dem Altar Opfer dar.“

[1] "Graciously dancing to the sound of pan flutes, he brought victims in front of the altar"

[1] „Neben dem Altar ist eine Replik des Bischofsstabs ausgestellt.“

[1] "In addition to the altar, a replica of the bishop's staff is exhibited"

How do you pronounce Altar?

Altar (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Altar

[1] Altar in einer katholischen Kirche
[1] Altar in einer katholischen Kirche

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