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Is it der, die oder das Anruf?


The correct article in German of Anruf is der. So it is der Anruf! (nominative case)

The word Anruf is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Anruf?

How does the declension of Anruf 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 der Anruf die Anrufe
Genitive des Anrufes des Anrufs der Anrufe
Dative dem Anruf den Anrufen
Akkusative den Anruf die Anrufe

What is the meaning of Anruf in German?

Anruf has various definitions in German:

[1] Contacting (or also trying it out) by phone

[1] das Kontaktieren (beziehungsweise auch der Versuch dessen) per Telefon

[2] Loud statement with which one turns to someone

[2] laute Äußerung, mit der man sich an jemanden wendet

How to use Anruf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anruf with translations in English.

[1] Im Stadion war es so laut, dass ich einen wichtigen Anruf nicht mitbekommen habe.

[1] In the stadium it was so loud that I didn't notice an important call

[1] „Der erste Anruf, den ich entgegennahm, kam von Herrn Jackopp.“

[1] "The first call I accepted came from Mr. Jackoppä"

[1] „Sein Anruf erwischte mich noch im Bett.“

[1] "His call still caught me in the bed" "

[1] „Der Lügen-Detektiv rief das Amt an, ließ feststellen, von wo der Anruf gekommen war.“

[1] "The lying detective called the office, stated where the call was coming from"

[1] „Karl Emonds mußte ich ein Telegramm schicken und ihn um einen Anruf bitten.“

[1] "I had to send Karl Emonds a telegram and ask him for a call"

[2] Hey, was machst du da! Er reagierte nicht auf den Anruf, sondern setzte seinen Weg fort.

[2] Hey, what do you do that he did not react to the call, but continued his way

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