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Is it der, die oder das Antrittsbesuch?


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

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

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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 Antrittsbesuch?

How does the declension of Antrittsbesuch 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 Antrittsbesuch die Antrittsbesuche
Genitive des Antrittsbesuches des Antrittsbesuchs der Antrittsbesuche
Dative dem Antrittsbesuch dem Antrittsbesuche den Antrittsbesuchen
Akkusative den Antrittsbesuch die Antrittsbesuche

What is the meaning of Antrittsbesuch in German?

Antrittsbesuch is defined as:

[1] First private or official visit to make up

[1] erster privater oder dienstlicher Besuch, um sich bekanntzumachen

How to use Antrittsbesuch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antrittsbesuch with translations in English.

[1] „Ahab und Kezia Seelmann hatten bei Alfs Antrittsbesuch still auf ihren Stühlen gesessen.“

[1] "Ahab and Kezia Seelmann had been sitting on their chairs at Alf's inaugural visit"

[1] „Er bezwang sich aber und ließ abermals drei, vier Tage vergehen, eh' er sich anschickte, seinen Antrittsbesuch zu machen.“

[1] "But he defeated himself and once again passed three or four days, before he was preparing to do his inaugural visit"

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