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Is it der, die oder das Altersheim?


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

The word Altersheim 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 Altersheim?

How does the declension of Altersheim 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 Altersheim die Altersheime
Genitive des Altersheimes des Altersheims der Altersheime
Dative dem Altersheim dem Altersheime den Altersheimen
Akkusative das Altersheim die Altersheime

What is the meaning of Altersheim in German?

Altersheim 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 Altersheim in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altersheim with translations in English.

[1] Sonntags besuchen wir meist Uroma im Altersheim.

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

[1] „Helena wollte in beiden Welten leben, sie wollte mit ihren Tieren leben und nicht auf den Platz im Altersheim verzichten.“

[1] "Helena wanted to live in both worlds, she wanted to live with her animals and did not want to go to the place in the old people's home"

[1] „Wer keine Lust auf Altersheim oder Kindergarten hatte, konnte Flüchtlingen helfen.“

[1] "If you didn't feel like a retirement home or kindergarten, refugees could help"

[1] „Aber Teresienstadt war nicht einfach ein Aufbewahrungsort, ein Altersheim, oder, wie man manchen alten jüdischen Ehepaaren weismachte, denen man ihr Eigentum abschwatzte, ein Kurort, in den man sich einkaufen konnte.“

[1] "But Teresienstadt was not just a place of storage, a retirement home, or, like some old Jewish married couples, who were given their property, a health resort in which you could shop" "

[1] „Manchmal nahm meine Mutter mich in ein Altersheim mit, das in der Nähe ihrer Wohnung lag und in dem sie ihre Freundinnen zu besuchen pflegte.“

[1] "Sometimes my mother took me to a retirement home that was near her apartment and in which you can visit her friends"

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