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Is it der, die oder das Antritt?


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

The word Antritt 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 Antritt?

How does the declension of Antritt 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 Antritt die Antritte
Genitive des Antrittes des Antritts der Antritte
Dative dem Antritt den Antritten
Akkusative den Antritt die Antritte

What is the meaning of Antritt in German?

Antritt has various definitions in German:

[1] Participation in a competition

[1] Teilnahme an einem Wettbewerb

[2] Start of an activity or service

[2] Beginn einer Tätigkeit oder eines Dienstes

[3] Sport: Acceleration of the body when running

[3] Sport: Beschleunigung des Körpers beim Laufen

[4] Architecture: First stage of a staircase

[4] Architektur: erste Stufe einer Treppe

[5] Start of a period of time

[5] Beginn einer Zeitspanne

How to use Antritt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antritt with translations in English.

[1] Die Mannschaft fuhr zum Antritt der Meisterschaften.

[1] The team drove to the championships

[2] Das Abitur ist eine Voraussetzung zum Antritt des Hochschulstudiums.

[2] The Abitur is a prerequisite for starting the university degree

[2] „Seit Antritt seines Amtes hatte Simen Tjing täglich im Strafvollzugsamte gearbeitet, an den Sitzungen im Saale teilgenommen und seine Amtsgeschäfte erledigt.“

[2] "Since the start of his office, Senen Tjing had worked in the penal system every day, took part in the meetings in the Saale and completed his official business"

[3] Der Läufer hat einen starken Antritt.

[3] The runner has a strong start

[4] Der Antritt der Treppe ist verziert.

[4] The staircase is decorated

[5] Am Antritt des neuen Jahrhunderts (Gedicht von Friedrich Schiller)

[5] At the start of the new century (poem by Friedrich Schiller)

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