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Is it der, die oder das April?


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

The word April 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 April?

How does the declension of April 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 April die Aprile
Genitive des April des Aprils der Aprile
Dative dem April den Aprilen
Akkusative den April die Aprile

What is the meaning of April in German?

April is defined as:

[1] the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar

[1] der vierte Monat des Gregorianischen Kalenders

How to use April in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using April with translations in English.

[1] Der April folgt auf den März.

[1] April follows March.

[1] „Seit Mitte April wurden allen vier Milliarden Dollar aus Anleihenfonds der Schwellenländer abgezogen.“[3]

[1] "Since mid-April, all four billion dollars have been withdrawn from emerging market bond funds." [3]

[1] „Die Marillenbäume verwandeln das Tal jedes Jahr im April in ein rosa-weißes Blütenmeer.“[4]

[1] “The apricot trees transform the valley into a pink and white sea of ​​flowers every April” [4]

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