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Is it der, die oder das Aquarium?


The correct article in German of Aquarium is das. So it is das Aquarium! (nominative case)

The word Aquarium is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Aquarium?

How does the declension of Aquarium 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 das Aquarium die Aquarien
Genitive des Aquariums der Aquarien
Dative dem Aquarium den Aquarien
Akkusative das Aquarium die Aquarien

What is the meaning of Aquarium in German?

Aquarium has various definitions in German:

[1] Container with water for keeping and observing aquatic animals and plants

[1] Behälter mit Wasser zur Haltung und Beobachtung von Wassertieren und -pflanzen

[2] Building, exhibition with several aquariums [1]

[2] Gebäude, Ausstellung mit mehreren Aquarien[1]

How to use Aquarium in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aquarium with translations in English.

[1] Fernsehen mag er nicht, er schaut lieber stundenlang den Fischen in seinem Aquarium zu.

[1] He doesn't like television, he prefers to watch the fish in his aquarium for hours

[1] „Ich streifte die Aquarien mit einem letzten Blick.“

[1] "I grazed the aquariums with a last glance"

[2] Wir liefen stundenlang durch das Aquarium und bestaunten die bunten Fische.

[2] We ran through the aquarium for hours and marveled at the colorful fish

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Pictures or photos of Aquarium

[1] Aquarium mit Buntbarschen
[1] Aquarium mit Buntbarschen

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