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Is it der, die oder das Anachronismus?


The correct article in German of Anachronismus is der. So it is der Anachronismus! (nominative case)

The word Anachronismus is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Anachronismus?

How does the declension of Anachronismus 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 der Anachronismus die Anachronismen
Genitive des Anachronismus der Anachronismen
Dative dem Anachronismus den Anachronismen
Akkusative den Anachronismus die Anachronismen

What is the meaning of Anachronismus in German?

Anachronismus has various definitions in German:

[1] False time classification

[1] falsche zeitliche Einordnung

[2] Outdated facility, view

[2] überholte Einrichtung, Ansicht

How to use Anachronismus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anachronismus with translations in English.

[1] Unter den ganzen Computern wirkte die mechanische Schreibmaschine wie ein glatter Anachronismus.

[1] Among the entire computers, the mechanical typewriter acted like a smooth anachronism

[1] Ein Darsteller in einem Gladiatorenfilm, der eine Digitalarmbanduhr trägt, ist ein Beispiel für einen besonders krassen Anachronismus.

[1] An actor in a gladiator film that carries a digital wristwatch is an example of a particularly stark anachronism

[2] Das ist ein Anachronismus sondergleichen! Deine Ansicht zu diesem Thema ist völlig veraltet.

[2] This is an anachronism of a peculiarity of your view on this topic is completely out of date

[2] „Diese Hochnäsigkeit [bayerischer Schulpolitik] ist ein Anachronismus.“

[2] "This high grass [Bavarian school policy] is an anachronism"

[2] „Wie leicht man da in Anachronismen verrutschen kann, hat Martin Mosebach in seinem jüngsten Roman erfahren müssen.“

[2] "Martin Mosebach had to find out how easily it can be slipped into anachronisms in his latest novel"

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