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Is it der, die oder das Apache?


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

The word Apache 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 Apache?

How does the declension of Apache 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 Apache die Apachen
Genitive des Apachen der Apachen
Dative dem Apachen den Apachen
Akkusative den Apachen die Apachen

What is the meaning of Apache in German?

Apache is defined as:

[1] A member of the Indian tribe of the same name in the southwest of the United States

[1] ein Angehöriger des gleichnamigen Indianerstammes im Südwesten der Vereinigten Staaten

How to use Apache in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Apache with translations in English.

[1] „Ich hätte mein Leben dahingegeben, um ihm das seinige zu erhalten, so wie er dieses hundertmal für mich wagte. Dies war mir nicht vergönnt; er ist dahingegangen, indem er, wie immer, ein Retter seiner Freunde war; aber er soll nur körperlich gestorben sein und hier in diesen Blättern fortleben, wie er in meiner Seele lebt, er Winnetou, der große Häuptling der Apachen.“

[1] “I would have passed my life to get it, as he dared this hundred times for me this one was not granted to me. ; But he is said to have only died physically and live here in these leaves, as he lives in my soul, he Winnetou, the great chief of the Apaches. "

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