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Is it der, die oder das Antidepressivum?


The correct article in German of Antidepressivum is das. So it is das Antidepressivum! (nominative case)

The word Antidepressivum is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Antidepressivum?

How does the declension of Antidepressivum 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 das Antidepressivum die Antidepressiva
Genitive des Antidepressivums der Antidepressiva
Dative dem Antidepressivum den Antidepressiva
Akkusative das Antidepressivum die Antidepressiva

What is the meaning of Antidepressivum in German?

Antidepressivum is defined as:

[1] Pharmacy: drug for depression

[1] Pharmazie: Medikament gegen Depressionen

How to use Antidepressivum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antidepressivum with translations in English.

[1] Ein depressiver Patient muss sein Antidepressivum auch dann einnehmen, wenn es ihm besser geht.

[1] A depressive patient must also take his antidepressant if it goes better

[1] „Die Deutschen schlucken denn auch doppelt so viele Antidepressiva wie noch vor zehn Jahren.“

[1] "The Germans swallow twice as many antidepressants as ten years ago"

[1] „Frauen bauen viele Antidepressiva langsamer ab, weil das aber bei der Dosierung nicht genug beachtet wird, leiden sie häufiger an Nebenwirkungen.“

[1] "Women dismantle many antidepressants more slowly, because this is not taken into account enough when dosing, they suffer more often from side effects"

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