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Is it der, die oder das Altenpflegeheim?


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

The word Altenpflegeheim 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 Altenpflegeheim?

How does the declension of Altenpflegeheim 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 Altenpflegeheim die Altenpflegeheime
Genitive des Altenpflegeheimes des Altenpflegeheims der Altenpflegeheime
Dative dem Altenpflegeheim den Altenpflegeheimen
Akkusative das Altenpflegeheim die Altenpflegeheime

What is the meaning of Altenpflegeheim in German?

Altenpflegeheim is defined as:

[1] Home in which older people are accommodated to be cared for

[1] Häuslichkeit, in der ältere Personen untergebracht sind, um gepflegt zu werden

How to use Altenpflegeheim in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altenpflegeheim with translations in English.

[1] „Nach dem Heimgesetz gibt es in Deutschland eine dreistufige Versorgung, die vielfach in Kombination unter einem Dach angeboten wird, unterschieden nach Altenwohnheim (der Hauptaspekt ist hier das Wohnen mit eigenständiger Haushaltsführung), Altenheim (es wird kein eigener Haushalt geführt, Verpflegung und Zimmerpflege werden übernommen) und Altenpflegeheim (im Vordergrund steht die umfassende Pflege pflegebedürftiger Menschen).“

[1] “According to the home law, there is a three -stage supply in Germany, which is often offered in combination under one roof, a distinction between the old dormitory (the main aspect is living with independent housekeeping), retirement home (no own household is managed, meals and room maintenance are taken over) and geriatric nursing home (the focus is on the extensive care of people in need of care).

[1] „Altenpflegeheime sind Pflegeeinrichtungen für ältere Personen, die zuhause nicht gepflegt werden, nicht gepflegt werden können oder nicht gepflegt werden wollen.“

[1] "Gleming nursing homes are care facilities for older people who are not cared for at home, cannot be maintained or not want to be maintained"

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