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Is it der, die oder das Antiquariat?


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

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

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 Antiquariat?

How does the declension of Antiquariat 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 Antiquariat die Antiquariate
Genitive des Antiquariats des Antiquariates der Antiquariate
Dative dem Antiquariat den Antiquariaten
Akkusative das Antiquariat die Antiquariate

What is the meaning of Antiquariat in German?

Antiquariat has various definitions in German:

[1] A business that specializes in the trade in old and used books

[1] ein Geschäft, das sich auf den Handel mit alten und gebrauchten Büchern spezialisiert hat

[2] Without plural: the trade in old books

[2] ohne Plural: der Handel mit alten Büchern

How to use Antiquariat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antiquariat with translations in English.

[1] Bei uns im Viertel ist ein Antiquariat, das sich auf wissenschaftliche Bücher konzentriert hat.

[1] With us in the district, there is a antiquarian bookshop that focuses on scientific books

[1] „Im übrigen versuchte er, seine alten Gänge durch die noch unverbauten Teile der Südstadt wieder aufzunehmen und in Antiquariaten nach interessanten Büchern zu suchen.“

[1] "Incidentally, he tried to resume his old corridors through the still unobstructed parts of the southern town and to search for interesting books in antiquarian bookshops"

[1] „Es entspann sich ein schönes Gespräch über alte Handschriften, in dessen Verlauf etliche Faksimiles bedeutender Werke aus verborgenen Winkeln des Antiquariats zutage gefördert und hereinkommende Kunden recht unwirsch abgefertigt wurden.“

[1] "A nice conversation about old manuscripts, in the course of which a number of facsimiles of significant works from hidden angles of the antiquarian bookshop were encouraged and coming up in a very impact"

[2] Dieses Buch ist nur noch im Antiquariat zu finden.

[2] This book can only be found in the antiquarian bookshop

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