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Is it der, die oder das Altenheim?


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

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

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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 Altenheim?

How does the declension of Altenheim 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 Altenheim die Altenheime
Genitive des Altenheimes des Altenheims der Altenheime
Dative dem Altenheim dem Altenheime den Altenheimen
Akkusative das Altenheim die Altenheime

What is the meaning of Altenheim in German?

Altenheim is defined as:

[1] Establishment in which people live in old age and are looked after and maintained as needed and maintained

[1] Einrichtung, in der Menschen im Alter wohnen und je nach Bedarf betreut und gepflegt werden

How to use Altenheim in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altenheim with translations in English.

[1] Sonntags besuchen wir meist Uroma im Altenheim.

On Sundays we mostly visit Uroma in the old people's home

[1] „Die Amerikaner übergaben das Schloss schließlich der evangelischen Diakonie, die dort ein Altenheim einrichtete.“

[1] "The Americans finally handed over the castle to the Evangelical Diakonie, who set up an old people's home there"

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Pictures or photos of Altenheim

[1] Altenheim Corneliusstift in Krefeld
[1] Altenheim Corneliusstift in Krefeld

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