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Is it der, die oder das Antrieb?


The correct article in German of Antrieb is der. So it is der Antrieb! (nominative case)

The word Antrieb is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Antrieb?

How does the declension of Antrieb 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 der Antrieb die Antriebe
Genitive des Antriebes des Antriebs der Antriebe
Dative dem Antrieb dem Antriebe den Antrieben
Akkusative den Antrieb die Antriebe

What is the meaning of Antrieb in German?

Antrieb has various definitions in German:

[1] Technical device that drives something that sets something in motion

[1] technische Vorrichtung, die etwas treibt, die etwas in Bewegung versetzt

[2] Inner motivation somewhat to tunes the reason for an action

[2] innere Motivation etwas zu tun; der Grund für eine Handlung

How to use Antrieb in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antrieb with translations in English.

[1] Mein Spielzeugauto ist mit einem elektrischen Antrieb ausgestattet.

[1] My toy car is equipped with an electrical drive

[1] „Denn es war gar nicht so einfach, den Antrieb nach hinten zu verlagern, den Motorradmotor mit einem automobilen Renngetriebe zu verheiraten und die unterschiedlichen Schaltkreise miteinander zu verknüpfen, erzählt er von den Kniffen der Konstruktion.“

[1] "Because it was not so easy to shift the drive backwards, to marry the motorcycle engine with an automotive racing gear and to link the different circuits with each other, he says of the tricks of the construction" "

[2] Schließlich veranlasste die Stadtverwaltung die Räumung der wilden Müllkippe aus eigenem Antrieb.

Finally, the city administration initiated the evacuation of the wild dump on its own drive

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