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Is it der, die oder das Anfangszeit?


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

The word Anfangszeit 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 Anfangszeit?

How does the declension of Anfangszeit 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 Anfangszeit die Anfangszeiten
Genitive der Anfangszeit der Anfangszeiten
Dative der Anfangszeit den Anfangszeiten
Akkusative die Anfangszeit die Anfangszeiten

What is the meaning of Anfangszeit in German?

Anfangszeit is defined as:

[1] period in which something begins

[1] Zeitabschnitt, in dem etwas beginnt

How to use Anfangszeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anfangszeit with translations in English.

[1] „Die Hoffnung aus der Anfangszeit der Zukunftsforschung, Langzeitprognosen stellen zu können, hat sich nicht erfüllt.“

[1] "Hope from the early days of future research to be able to provide long -term forecasts has not fulfilled"

[1] „Seit den Apollo-Missionen kennt man magnetisiertes Mondgestein, der Mond muss also in seiner Anfangszeit vor rund vier Milliarden Jahren ein Magnetfeld besessen haben.“

[1] "Magnetized moon rock has been known since the Apollo missions, so the moon must have had a magnetic field in its early days around four billion years ago"

[1] „Einmal, als ich in der Anfangszeit noch viele Leichtsinnsverluste erlebte, hatte ich ein Erfolgserlebnis.“

[1] "Once, when I experienced many reckless losses in the beginning, I had a success experience"

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