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Is it der, die oder das Apparat?


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

The word Apparat 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 Apparat?

How does the declension of Apparat 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 Apparat die Apparate
Genitive des Apparats des Apparates der Apparate
Dative dem Apparat dem Apparate den Apparaten
Akkusative den Apparat die Apparate

What is the meaning of Apparat in German?

Apparat has various definitions in German:

[1] General: Technical structure of higher complexity

[1] allgemein: technisches Gebilde von höherer Komplexität

[2] Biology: Functionally related organs

[2] Biologie: funktionell zusammengehörige Organe

[3] Politics, administrative system: the presence of a fund of personnel, material and/or methods to "get ready" with problems that can occur "

[3] Politik, Verwaltungswesen: Vorhandensein eines Fundus von Personal, Material und/oder Methoden, um mit Problemen, die auftreten können, „fertig zu werden“

[4] colloquially: short for certain devices, for example: camera, telephone apparatus

[4] umgangssprachlich: kurz für bestimmte Apparate, beispielsweise: Fotoapparat, Telefonapparat

How to use Apparat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Apparat with translations in English.

[1] Mit diesem Apparat misst man die Stromstärke.

[1] With this apparatus you measure the current strength

[2] Einer der bekanntesten Apparate des Menschen ist der Bewegungsapparat.

[2] One of the most famous apparatus of humans is the musculoskeletal system

[3] Der Minister hat einen großen Apparat zur Verfügung.

[3] The minister has a large apparatus available

[4] Mit dem Apparat kannst du gute Bilder machen.

[4] With the apparatus you can take good pictures

[4] „Entweder telefoniert die Gegenseite stundenlang, das Netz funktioniert nicht oder dieser Apparat ist kaputt.“

[4] "Either the opposite is on the phone for hours, the network does not work or this apparatus is broken"

[4] „Niklas war sofort am Apparat.“[2]

[4] "Niklas was immediately at the apparatus" [2]

[4] „Ich drückte auf die Gabel und legte den Hörer neben den Apparat.“[3]

[4] "I pressed the fork and put the listener next to the apparatus" [3]

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