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Is it der, die oder das Altpapier?


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

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

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 Altpapier?

How does the declension of Altpapier 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 Altpapier die Altpapiere
Genitive des Altpapieres des Altpapiers der Altpapiere
Dative dem Altpapier dem Altpapiere den Altpapieren
Akkusative das Altpapier die Altpapiere

What is the meaning of Altpapier in German?

Altpapier is defined as:

[1] Paper or cardboard objects for recycling

[1] Gegenstände aus Papier oder Pappe zur Wiederverwertung

How to use Altpapier in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altpapier with translations in English.

[1] „Ich könnte sie ins Kartoffelfeuer werfen oder, nach meiner Entlassung, als Altpapier verkaufen.“

[1] "I could throw them into the potato fire or, after my release, sell them as waste paper"

[1] „Diese Menge macht deutlich, wie wichtig die getrennte Sammlung von Altpapier ist.“

[1] "This amount makes it clear how important the separate collection of waste paper is" "

[1] „Viele Düsseldorferinnen und Düsseldorfer sammeln ihr Altpapier bereits bequem vor ihrer Haustür über die blaue Tonne.“

[1] "Many Düsseldorf women and Düsseldorfers are already collecting their waste paper comfortably on their doorstep over the blue bin" "

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Pictures or photos of Altpapier

[1] eingesammeltes Altpapier an einer Papierfabrik, das auf Wiederverwendung wartet
[1] eingesammeltes Altpapier an einer Papierfabrik, das auf Wiederverwendung wartet

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