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Is it der, die oder das Altbau?


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

The word Altbau is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Altbau?

How does the declension of Altbau 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 Altbau die Altbauten
Genitive des Altbaus des Altbaues der Altbauten
Dative dem Altbau den Altbauten
Akkusative den Altbau die Altbauten

What is the meaning of Altbau in German?

Altbau is defined as:

[1] Architecture, real estate: older buildings, which was completed before the Second World War -

[1] Architektur, Immobilienwesen: älteres Gebäude, welches noch vor einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt — in der Regel noch vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg — fertiggestellt worden ist

How to use Altbau in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altbau with translations in English.

[1] Einer Umfrage zufolge würden 75 Prozent der Befragten lieber mehr Geld bezahlen, um in einem Altbau zu wohnen, statt in einem Plattenbau zu leben.

[1] According to a survey, 75 percent of those surveyed would rather pay more money to live in an old building instead of in a prefabricated building to live

[1] „Der dreiflügelige, denkmalgeschützte Altbau des früheren Bundesrechnungshofes an der Bethmann- und der Berliner Straße soll in die Anlage eines Fünf-Sterne-Hotels integriert werden.“

[1] "The three-winged, listed old building of the former Federal Audit Office on Bethmann- and Berliner Straße is to be integrated into the facility of a five-star hotel"

[1] „Ob sich im Altbau eine Wärmepumpe nachrüsten lässt, dafür gibt es einen einfachen Test: An einem sehr kalten Tag im Winter die Vorlauftemperatur begrenzen.“

[1] "Whether a heat pump can be retrofitted in the old building, there is a simple test: On a very cold day in winter, the flow temperature limits"

[1] „Wegen ihrer höheren Effizienz kommen Erdwärmepumpen für Altbauten eher in Frage als Luftwärmepumpen.“

[1] "Due to their higher efficiency, geothermal heat pumps for old buildings are more into question than air heat pump people"

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Pictures or photos of Altbau

[1] Ein Altbau im Berliner Bezirk Schöneberg
[1] Ein Altbau im Berliner Bezirk Schöneberg

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