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Is it der, die oder das Antike?


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

The word Antike 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 Antike?

How does the declension of Antike 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 Antike die Antiken
Genitive der Antike der Antiken
Dative der Antike den Antiken
Akkusative die Antike die Antiken

What is the meaning of Antike in German?

Antike has various definitions in German:

[1] History, no plural: The time of the classic Greek-Roman antiquity of around 1200 Vä. To 600 AD.

[1] Geschichte, kein Plural: die Zeit des klassischen griechisch-römischen Altertums von etwa 1200 v. Chr. bis 600 n. Chr.

[2] mostly plural: works of art from antiquity

[2] meist Plural: Kunstwerke aus der Antike

How to use Antike in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antike with translations in English.

[1] Ich lese gerne die Sagen der griechischen Antike.

[1] I like to read the legends of Greek antiquity

[1] „Die schon in der Antike bekannten, vor allem aus Kreta überlieferten Stierspiele […] hatten ursprünglich rituelle Bedeutung.“

[1] "The bull games known in antiquity, especially from Crete [...], originally had ritual meaning"

[1] „Die Antike kennt die Bergeshöhen als Sitz der Musen, die nahe am Himmel und bei den Göttern wohnen.“

[1] "Antiquity knows the mountain heights as the seat of the muses that live close to the sky and at the gods"

[1] „Seit der klassischen Antike waren Arithmetik, Geometrie, Harmonik und Astronomie - zusammengefaßt als Quadrivium - die sogenannten mathematischen Wissenschaften.“

[1] "Since classic antiquity, arithmetics, geometry, harmony and astronomy - summarized as quadrivium - have been the so -called mathematical sciences"

[2] Mein Onkel interessiert sich für Antiken, besonders für griechische.

[2] My uncle is interested in antique, especially for Greek

[2] „Wie vor 200 Jahren haben auch im digitalen Zeitalter die Antiken, ob in Gips oder Marmor, nichts von ihrer Faszination verloren.“

[2] "As 200 years ago, the ancient times, whether in plaster or marble, did not lose any of their fascination in the digital age"

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