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Is it der, die oder das Ampel?


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

The word Ampel 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 Ampel?

How does the declension of Ampel 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 Ampel die Ampeln
Genitive der Ampel der Ampeln
Dative der Ampel den Ampeln
Akkusative die Ampel die Ampeln

What is the meaning of Ampel in German?

Ampel has various definitions in German:

[1] (smaller, cup-shaped) hanging from the blanket lamp

[1] (kleinere, schalenförmige) von der Decke hängende Lampe

[2] Plant equipped with light signals, which serves to regulate the traffic

[2] mit Lichtsignalen ausgestattete Anlage, die zur Regelung des Verkehrs dient

[3] Transferred to [2] ? German Jargon of Politics: Coalition from SPD, FDP and Alliance 90 / The Greens

[3] übertragen zu [2]; bundesdeutscher Jargon der Politik: Koalition aus SPD, FDP und Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

[4] Hanging vessel, in which potted plants are held

[4] hängendes Gefäß, in dem Topfpflanzen gehalten werden

How to use Ampel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ampel with translations in English.

[1] Das Licht einer Ampel entsteht durch das Verbrennen von Öl oder durch das Hineinstellen einer oder mehrerer brennender Kerzen.

[1] The light of a traffic light is created by burning oil or by putting in one or more burning candles

[1] „Kiffhäuser ist der Berg genannt,

[1] "Kiffhäuser is called the mountain,

Und drinnen ist eine Höhle;

And inside is a cave ;?.

Die Ampeln erhellen so geisterhaft

The traffic lights brighten so ghostly

Die hochgewölbten Sääle.“[3]

The highly arched acids "[3]

How do you pronounce Ampel?

Ampel (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Ampel

[1] von einem byzantinischen Maler des 10. Jahrhunderts angefertigtes Gemälde, das den Evangelisten Lukas unter dem Licht einer Ampel lesend darstellt
[1] von einem byzantinischen Maler des 10. Jahrhunderts angefertigtes Gemälde, das den Evangelisten Lukas unter dem Licht einer Ampel lesend darstellt
[2] Ampel für Kraftfahrer und Straßenbahnführer
[2] Ampel für Kraftfahrer und Straßenbahnführer
[2] Ampel für Fußgänger und Radfahrer
[2] Ampel für Fußgänger und Radfahrer
[4] Frau, die sich auf einem Markt Ampeln anschaut
[4] Frau, die sich auf einem Markt Ampeln anschaut
[4] mit Petunien bepflanzte Ampel
[4] mit Petunien bepflanzte Ampel
[4] an einer Hausfassade angebrachte Ampel
[4] an einer Hausfassade angebrachte Ampel

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