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Is it der, die oder das Anklage?


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

The word Anklage 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 Anklage?

How does the declension of Anklage 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 Anklage die Anklagen
Genitive der Anklage der Anklagen
Dative der Anklage den Anklagen
Akkusative die Anklage die Anklagen

What is the meaning of Anklage in German?

Anklage has various definitions in German:

[1] Law: Application for law enforcement

[1] Recht: Antrag auf Strafverfolgung

[2] accusation of a person to have done something bad

[2] Beschuldigung einer Person, etwas Schlimmes getan zu haben

How to use Anklage in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anklage with translations in English.

[1] Die Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt nun Anklage wegen Nötigung.

[1] The public prosecutor's office is now filing charges for coercion

[1] Trotz der vielen Tatverdächtigen kam es nur in zwei Fällen zu Anklagen.

Despite the many suspects, there were only two cases of charges

[1] „Helena ließ sich nicht entmutigen, sie behauptete weiterhin, Sarale sei eine wichtige Zeugin der Anklage.“

[1] "Helena could not be discouraged, she continued to claim that Sarale was an important witness to the indictment"

[2] In seinem Buch formuliert er eine bittere Anklage gegen die öffentlich rechtlichen Sendeanstalten.

[2] In his book he formulates a bitter charges against the public broadcasting institution

[2] „Es ist eine Anklage, eine Abrechnung mit Kolonialismus und Rassismus.“

[2] "It is an indictment, a settlement with colonialism and racism"

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