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Is it der, die oder das Animation?


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

The word Animation 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 Animation?

How does the declension of Animation 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 Animation die Animationen
Genitive der Animation der Animationen
Dative der Animation den Animationen
Akkusative die Animation die Animationen

What is the meaning of Animation in German?

Animation has various definitions in German:

[1] Action or activity to spread zest for life and a good mood, often in the tourism industry

[1] Aktion oder Aktivität zur Verbreitung von Lebensfreude und guter Laune, häufig in der Tourismusbranche

[2] Procedure that creates a moving image by creating and displaying individual images for the viewer

[2] Verfahren, das durch Erstellen und Anzeigen von Einzelbildern für den Betrachter ein bewegtes Bild erzeugt

How to use Animation in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Animation with translations in English.

[1] Die Animationen sorgen für gute Laune bei allen Hotelgästen.

[1] The animations ensure a good mood at all hotel guests

[2] Das sogenannte Daumenkino ist eine sehr alte Form der Animation.

[2] The so -called flip hinge is a very old form of the animation

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