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Is it der, die oder das Apokalypse?


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

The word Apokalypse 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 Apokalypse?

How does the declension of Apokalypse 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 Apokalypse die Apokalypsen
Genitive der Apokalypse der Apokalypsen
Dative der Apokalypse den Apokalypsen
Akkusative die Apokalypse die Apokalypsen

What is the meaning of Apokalypse in German?

Apokalypse has various definitions in German:

[1] Theology: Prophetic script that announces the world end (in particular the secret revelation of John in the last book of the New Testament)

[1] Theologie: prophetische Schrift die das Weltende verkündet (insbesondere die geheime Offenbarung des Johannes im letzten Buch des Neuen Testamentes)

[2] General: terrible catastrophe, horrific disaster, downfall

[2] allgemein: fürchterliche Katastrophe, grauenhaftes Unheil, Untergang

How to use Apokalypse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Apokalypse with translations in English.

[1] Die Offenbarung des Johannes, auch kurz Apokalypse genannt, ist das letzte in der üblichen Aufzählung der biblischen Bücher und die einzige apokalyptische Schrift des Neuen Testamentes.

[1] The revelation of John, also called apocalypse for short, is the last in the usual list of the biblical books and the only apocalyptic script of the New Testament area

[1] „Unverständlich und sogar lächerlich erschien ihm jetzt sein Mordplan gegen Napoleon und die Berechnungen, die er mit der kabbalistischen Zahl und dem Tier aus der Apokalypse angestellt hatte.“

[1] "Incomprehensible and even ridiculous, his murder plan against Napoleon and the calculations he had made with the Kabbalistic number and the animal from the apocalypse"

[1] „Der Krug enthielt Evangelien und Apokalypsen, Gebete und weitere Schriften auf Papyrus, gebündelt zu mehr als einem Dutzend Kodizes.“

[1] "The jug contained gospels and apocalyps, prayers and other writings on papyrus, bundled to more than a dozen codices" "

[2] „Insbesondere junge Literaten des Expressionismus machten ihrem Verdruß über die verknöcherte Gesellschaft durch Herbeirufen der Apokalypse Luft.“

[2] "In particular, young writers of Expressionism made their annoyance over the ossified society by calling up the apocalypse"

[2] „Wir lebten in einer Zeit, in der jeder Messias, jede Apokalypse möglich waren.“

[2] "We lived at a time when every Messiah, every apocalypse is possible"

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