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Is it der, die oder das Appetit?


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

The word Appetit 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 Appetit?

How does the declension of Appetit 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 Appetit
Genitive des Appetits des Appetites
Dative dem Appetit dem Appetite
Akkusative den Appetit

What is the meaning of Appetit in German?

Appetit is defined as:

[1] Pleasure in eating, the desire to eat

[1] Lust zu, am Essen, das Verlangen zu essen

How to use Appetit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Appetit with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe gerade keinen Appetit.

[1] I have no appetite right now

[1] „Orcas gehören bekanntlich zur Familie der Delfine, sie verfügen über einen gewaltigen Appetit auf frische Heringe und machen vor den Lofoten Winterpause.“[2]

[1] "Orcas are known to belong to the dolphin family, they have a huge appetite for fresh herrings and take a winter break before the Lofoten ." [2]

[1] „Joes Appetit war gewaltig, ja geradezu bodenlos.“[3]

[1] "Joe's appetite was enormous, almost bottomless." [3]

[1] „Ihr ist der Appetit vergangen.“[4]

[1] "You have lost your appetite." [4]

[1] „Sie verliert den Appetit und kann ihr Dessert nicht mehr essen.“[5]

[1] "She loses her appetite and can no longer eat her dessert." [5]

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