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Is it der, die oder das Arbeitskreis?


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

The word Arbeitskreis is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Arbeitskreis?

How does the declension of Arbeitskreis 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 Arbeitskreis die Arbeitskreise
Genitive des Arbeitskreises der Arbeitskreise
Dative dem Arbeitskreis dem Arbeitskreise den Arbeitskreisen
Akkusative den Arbeitskreis die Arbeitskreise

What is the meaning of Arbeitskreis in German?

Arbeitskreis is defined as:

[1] Rather informal union of people with a certain common goal

[1] eher formlose Vereinigung von Personen mit einem bestimmten gemeinsamen Ziel

How to use Arbeitskreis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arbeitskreis with translations in English.

[1] „Der Arbeitskreis Steuerschätzung aktualisierte seine Vorhersage vom Mai für Bund, Länder, Gemeinden und EU – insgesamt kommt er auf 524,1 Milliarden Euro [Steuereinnahmen], teilte das Bundesfinanzministerium mit.“

[1] "The tax assessment working group updated its prediction from May for the federal, state, municipalities and the EU - a total of 524.1 billion euros [tax revenue], the Federal Ministry of Finance shared"

[1] „Natürlich weiß Töpfer selbst, dass Merkels Arbeitskreis aus der Not geboren war.“

[1] "Of course Töpfer knows that Merkel's working group was born out of necessity"

[1] „Eine Helferin im Arbeitskreis Asyl beschreibt ihn als freundlichen, gebildeten jungen Mann.“

[1] "A helper in the Asylum working group describes him as a friendly, educated young man" "

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