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Is it der, die oder das Altersgrenze?


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

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

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 Altersgrenze?

How does the declension of Altersgrenze 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 Altersgrenze die Altersgrenzen
Genitive der Altersgrenze der Altersgrenzen
Dative der Altersgrenze den Altersgrenzen
Akkusative die Altersgrenze die Altersgrenzen

What is the meaning of Altersgrenze in German?

Altersgrenze has various definitions in German:

[1] Maximum or minimally allowed age (usually a person to take part in something)

[1] maximal oder minimal erlaubtes Alter (normalerweise einer Person, um an etwas teilzunehmen)

[2] (world of work) threshold from the end of working life and the start of the pension period

[2] (Arbeitswelt) Schwelle vom Ende des Arbeitslebens und Beginn der Rentenzeit

How to use Altersgrenze in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altersgrenze with translations in English.

[1] Es wird über die Erhöhung der Altersgrenze für den Besitz von Handfeuerwaffen diskutiert.

[1] The increase in the age limit for the possession of handguns is discussed

[2] Die Altersgrenze wurde kürzlich um einige Jahre erhöht.

[2] The age limit was recently increased by a few years

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