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Is it der, die oder das Anekdote?


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

The word Anekdote 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 Anekdote?

How does the declension of Anekdote 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 Anekdote die Anekdoten
Genitive der Anekdote der Anekdoten
Dative der Anekdote den Anekdoten
Akkusative die Anekdote die Anekdoten

What is the meaning of Anekdote in German?

Anekdote is defined as:

[1] Short, humorous narrative, the typical, specific or even revealing of a person, mindset, emphasized epoch

[1] kurze, humorvolle Erzählung, die Typisches, Spezifisches oder auch Enthüllendes einer Person, Geisteshaltung, Epoche betont

How to use Anekdote in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anekdote with translations in English.

[1] Anekdoten sind oft witzig.

[1] Anecdotes are often funny

[1] „Er glänzte bei geselligen Anlässen gerne mit haarsträubenden Anekdoten und hatte schon bald den Ruf weg, ein vorzüglicher Erzähler und großartiger Spaßvogel zu sein.“

[1] "On social occasions, he liked to shine with hair -raising anecdotes and soon had the call to be an excellent narrator and great joker to be"

[1] „Ich weiß nur, dass die Geschichte von Narcisse keine schlichte Anekdote ist.“

[1] "I only know that the story of Narcisse is not a simple anecdote"

[1] „Halder schloß seine Anekdote mit einem schallenden Löwengebrüll.“

[1] "Halder closed his anecdote with a resounding lion roar"

[1] „Hebel hat diese Anekdote unter einem bestimmten Gesichtspunkt erzählt.“

[1] "Lever has told this anecdote from a certain point of view"

[1] „Witz und Anekdote gipfeln in einer Pointe.“

[1] "Joke and anecdote culminate in a Pointerä"

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