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Is it der, die oder das Apparatur?


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

The word Apparatur 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 Apparatur?

How does the declension of Apparatur 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 Apparatur die Apparaturen
Genitive der Apparatur der Apparaturen
Dative der Apparatur den Apparaturen
Akkusative die Apparatur die Apparaturen

What is the meaning of Apparatur in German?

Apparatur is defined as:

[1] total of several devices that together meet a purpose

[1] Gesamtheit mehrerer Gerätschaften, die zusammen einen Zweck erfüllen

How to use Apparatur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Apparatur with translations in English.

[1] „Ein Forscher richtet während einer Wiederholung von Stanley Millers berühmten Experiment die Apparatur ein.“

[1] "A researcher directed the apparatus during a repetition of Stanley Miller's famous experiment"

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Pictures or photos of Apparatur

[1] Eine Apparatur zum Destillieren
[1] Eine Apparatur zum Destillieren

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