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Is it der, die oder das Apostel?


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

The word Apostel 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 Apostel?

How does the declension of Apostel 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 Apostel die Apostel
Genitive des Apostels der Apostel
Dative dem Apostel den Aposteln
Akkusative den Apostel die Apostel

What is the meaning of Apostel in German?

Apostel has various definitions in German:

[1] Christianity: One of the twelve disciples who were personally emitted by Jesus of Nazareth

[1] Christentum: einer der zwölf Jünger, die von Jesus von Nazareth persönlich zur Mission ausgesandt wurden

[2] Christianity: Missionary who made a particularly well deserved manner with a people

[2] Christentum: Missionar, der sich bei einem Volk besonders verdient gemacht hat; Bischof

[3] transferred, mocking: committed representative of a certain teaching

[3] übertragen, spöttisch: engagierter Vertreter einer bestimmten Lehre

How to use Apostel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Apostel with translations in English.

[1] „Als es Tag wurde, rief er seine Jünger zu sich und wählte aus ihnen zwölf aus; sie nannte er auch Apostel.“

[1] "When it became day, he called his disciples to himself and chose twelve areas from them they also called apostle" "

[2] „Heute beschäftigen wir uns mit einem großen Missionar des 8. Jahrhunderts, der das Christentum in Mitteleuropa verbreitet hat, gerade auch in meiner Heimat: mit dem heiligen Bonifatius, der als „Apostel der Deutschen" in die Geschichte eingegangen ist.“

[2] Today we deal with a great missionary of the 8th century that has spread Christianity in Central Europe, especially in my home country: with the Holy Bonifatius, who has entered history as the "Apostle of Germans". "

[3] Da schwingt sich jemand zum Apostel auf.

[3] Someone swings to the apostle

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