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Is it der, die oder das Andacht?


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

The word Andacht 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 Andacht?

How does the declension of Andacht 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 Andacht die Andachten
Genitive der Andacht der Andachten
Dative der Andacht den Andachten
Akkusative die Andacht die Andachten

What is the meaning of Andacht in German?

Andacht has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: strong inner collecting, sunken in one thing

[1] kein Plural: starke innere Gesammeltheit, Versunkenheit in eine Sache

[2] Religion: Collection for the inclusion of spiritual, holy content

[2] Religion: Gesammeltheit zur Aufnahme geistlicher, heiliger Inhalte

[3] Religion, Christianity: Celebration, practiced at the prayer

[3] Religion, Christentum: Feier, bei der Andacht geübt wird; kleiner Gottesdienst

How to use Andacht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Andacht with translations in English.

[1] In Andacht versunken sah das Mädchen aus dem Zugfenster und sprach während der ganzen Fahrt kein Wort.

[1] In the prayer, the girl saw from the tensile window and spoke no word throughout the trip

[1] „Diesen Ausdruck gesammelter Andacht hatte ich nie vergessen.“

[1] "I had never forgotten this expression of collected devotion"



[3] Die Einschulungsfeier schließt mit einer Andacht in der schuleigenen Kapelle ab.

[3] The schooling ceremony closes with a prayer in the school's own chapel

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