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Is it der, die oder das Ameise?


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

The word Ameise 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 Ameise?

How does the declension of Ameise 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 Ameise die Ameisen
Genitive der Ameise der Ameisen
Dative der Ameise den Ameisen
Akkusative die Ameise die Ameisen

What is the meaning of Ameise in German?

Ameise has various definitions in German:

[1] State -forming insect of the Formicidae family

[1] staatenbildendes Insekt der Familie Formicidae

[2] colloquially: lifting cars

[2] umgangssprachlich: Hubwagen

How to use Ameise in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ameise with translations in English.

[1] Die Ameisen bildeten eine Straße mitten durch die Küche.

[1] The ants formed a street in the middle of the kitchen

[1] „Demographen beobachten ähnliche Phänomene, wenn sie untersuchen, wie Populationen von Ameisen, Lemmingen oder Menschen anwachsen.“

[1] "Demographers observe similar phenomena when they examine how populations of ants, lemmingen or humans grow"

[1] „Erst durch das Hinterfragen und Reflektieren, durch Werterkenntnis und Sinnzuweisung unterscheiden sich die Extremleistungen des Menschen wesentlich von denen der Lachse, Ameisen, Bergziegen oder Zugvögel.“

[1] "Only through questioning and reflecting, by knowing the value and assignment of meaning, the extreme achievements of humans differ significantly from those of the salmon, ants, mountain goats or migratory birds"

[2] Hol mal die Ameise, die Palette hier muss nach draußen!

[2] Get the ant, the palette here has to go outside

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