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Is it der, die oder das Antarktis?


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

The word Antarktis is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Antarktis?

How does the declension of Antarktis 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 Antarktis
Genitive der Antarktis
Dative der Antarktis
Akkusative die Antarktis

What is the meaning of Antarktis in German?

Antarktis is defined as:

[1] Continent of the earth, area around the South Pole

[1] Kontinent der Erde, Gebiet um den Südpol

How to use Antarktis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antarktis with translations in English.

[1] Die Eisdecke der Antarktis ist in Polnähe bis zu 4000 m dick.

[1] The ice cream ceiling of the Antarctic is up to 4000 m thick near the pole

[1] „Das Katzenkrokodil (Pakasuchus kapilimai) ernährte sich von kleinen Tieren und lebte auf dem ehemaligen Südkontinent Gondwana, der sich später in Afrika; Arabien; Südamerika, die Antarktis, Indien und Australien teilte.“

[1] “The cat crocodile (Pakasuchus Kapilimai) died on small animals and lived on the former southern continent Gondwana, which later in Africa diet Arabia; South America, the Antarctic, India and Australia shares "

[1] In der Antarktis werden regelmäßig Wetter- und Klimadaten erhoben.

[1] In the Antarctic, weather and climate data are regularly raised

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Pictures or photos of Antarktis

[1] Satellitenfoto der Antarktis
[1] Satellitenfoto der Antarktis

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