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Is it der, die oder das Altarbild?


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

The word Altarbild 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 Altarbild?

How does the declension of Altarbild 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 Altarbild die Altarbilder
Genitive des Altarbildes des Altarbilds der Altarbilder
Dative dem Altarbild dem Altarbilde den Altarbildern
Akkusative das Altarbild die Altarbilder

What is the meaning of Altarbild in German?

Altarbild is defined as:

[1] Image that is attached to or above an altar

[1] Bild, das an oder über einem Altar angebracht ist

How to use Altarbild in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altarbild with translations in English.

[1] „Das Altarbild malte der Däne Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg.“

[1] "The Altarpiece painted the Dane Chrioffer Wilhelm Eckersbergä"

[1] „Das Altarbild auf der Etagere zittert, als er den Tisch mit den Fäusten bearbeitet.“

[1] "The altarpiece trembles on the tier when he edited the table with the fists"

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