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Is it der, die oder das Antiquität?


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

The word Antiquität 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 Antiquität?

How does the declension of Antiquität 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 Antiquität die Antiquitäten
Genitive der Antiquität der Antiquitäten
Dative der Antiquität den Antiquitäten
Akkusative die Antiquität die Antiquitäten

What is the meaning of Antiquität in German?

Antiquität is defined as:

[1] Old object that a collector's value is awarded

[1] alter Gegenstand, dem ein Sammlerwert zugesprochen wird

How to use Antiquität in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antiquität with translations in English.

[1] Sein Hobby ist es, Antiquitäten zu sammeln.

[1] His hobby is to collect antiques

[1] „Er arbeitete bei Carlota in ihrem Antiquitätengeschäft, und er hatte die fraglichen Stunden damit zugebracht, Rechnungen durchzusehen und eine Reise nach London vorzubereiten, wo er bei einer Versteigerung englische Antiquitäten erstehen wollte.“

[1] "He worked at Carlota in her antique business, and he had spent the hours in question to look through invoices and prepare a trip to London, where he wanted to buy English antiques at an auction"

[1] „Aber selbst wirkliche Wertsachen, Perlen, Diamanten, seltene Antiquitäten, die sicherlich nicht immer auf ehrliche Weise erworben wurden, fließen durch diesen Markt.“

[1] "But even real valuables, pearls, diamonds, rare antiques, which were certainly not always honestly acquired, flow through this market" "

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