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Is it der, die oder das Ankunft?


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

The word Ankunft 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 Ankunft?

How does the declension of Ankunft 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 Ankunft die Ankünfte
Genitive der Ankunft der Ankünfte
Dative der Ankunft den Ankünften
Akkusative die Ankunft die Ankünfte

What is the meaning of Ankunft in German?

Ankunft is defined as:

[1] mostly singular: arriving at a certain destination; arriving

[1] meist Singular: das Eintreffen an einem bestimmten Ziel; das Ankommen

How to use Ankunft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ankunft with translations in English.

[1] Bei der Ankunft am Flughafen Berlin-Tegel standen mehrere Busse bereit, um die Passagiere an das Gebäude zu transportieren.

[1] Upon arrival at Berlin-Tegel Airport, several buses were ready to transport passengers to the building.

[1] „Meine Mission wird mit unserer Ankunft in Frankreich nicht abgeschlossen sein.“[2]

[1] "My mission will not be completed with our arrival in France."[2]

[1] „Die Hornsignale kündigten die Ankunft des Postreiters von Weitem an und gaben dem nächsten Stafettenreiter Bescheid, der die Sendungen transportieren sollte.“[3]

[1] "The horn signals announced the arrival of the mail rider from afar and informed the next relay rider who was to transport the shipments."[3]

How do you pronounce Ankunft?

Ankunft (Österreich)

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