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Is it der, die oder das Altenpflege?


The correct article in German of Altenpflege is die. So it is die Altenpflege! (nominative case)

The word Altenpflege is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Altenpflege?

How does the declension of Altenpflege 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 die Altenpflege
Genitive der Altenpflege
Dative der Altenpflege
Akkusative die Altenpflege

What is the meaning of Altenpflege in German?

Altenpflege is defined as:

[1] The entire area that includes measures to look after and care for old people

[1] der gesamte Bereich, der Maßnahmen zur Betreuung und Pflege alter Menschen umfasst

How to use Altenpflege in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altenpflege with translations in English.

[1] „Die rund 661.000 Beschäftigten in der Altenpflege reichen nicht aus, um allen Pflegebedürftigen hierzulande gerecht zu werden. Geschweige denn, um die zunehmende Zahl alter Menschen ausreichend zu versorgen.“

[1] “The approximately 661 people in geriatric care are not sufficient to do justice to all those in need of care in this country. Let alone to provide sufficient care for the increasing number of old people. ”

[1] „Aber Onni Nurmi hatte in seinem Testament festgelegt, dass das Geld ausschließlich zur Förderung der Altenpflege verwendet werden durfte.“

[1] "But onni Nurmi had determined in his will that the money could only be used to promote geriatric care"

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