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Is it der, die oder das Arbeitszimmer?


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

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

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 Arbeitszimmer?

How does the declension of Arbeitszimmer 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 Arbeitszimmer die Arbeitszimmer
Genitive des Arbeitszimmers der Arbeitszimmer
Dative dem Arbeitszimmer den Arbeitszimmern
Akkusative das Arbeitszimmer die Arbeitszimmer

What is the meaning of Arbeitszimmer in German?

Arbeitszimmer is defined as:

[1] A room of a house where professional work is carried out

[1] ein Raum eines Hauses, in dem berufliche Arbeiten ausgeführt werden

How to use Arbeitszimmer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arbeitszimmer with translations in English.

[1] In meinem Arbeitszimmer werden sämtliche Büroarbeiten gemacht.

[1] In my study, all office work is done

[1] „Er stand auf, ließ Hugo und mich im Arbeitszimmer zurück und ging ins Wohnzimmer, wo er sich einen Whiskey aus der Hausbar einschenken würde, einen großen.“[1]

[1] "He got up, left Hugo and me in the study and went into the living room, where he would pour a whiskey out of the domestic bar" [1]

[1] „Ich bekam ein kleines Schlafzimmer und gleich daneben ein Arbeitszimmer mit einem schönen, runden Tisch.“[2]

[1] "I got a small bedroom and right next to it a study with a beautiful, round table" [2]

[1] „Am nächsten Tag hatte er, trotz seiner Kopfschmerzen, eine lange Unterredung im elliptisch geformten Arbeitszimmer des Präsidenten.“[3]

[1] "The next day, despite his headache, he had a long conversation in the elliptically shaped study of the presidential" [3]

[1] „Von einer großzügigen Eingangshalle mit gewundener Treppe gelangt man in ein knappes Dutzend Räume, darunter ein Salon, ein Esszimmer, ein Raucherzimmer, ein Arbeitszimmer plus Bibliothek und im Obergeschoss mindestens fünf Schlafräume.“[4]

[1] "From a spacious entrance hall with a winded staircase you get into a almost dozen rooms, including a salon, a dining room, a smoking room, a study plus library and on the upper floor at least five bedrooms" [4]

[1] „Aber sie wischte meine Argumente einfach beiseite, führte mich durch eine zweite Tür aus dem Raum und durch ein Vestibül direkt vor das Arbeitszimmer ihres Onkels.“[5]

[1] "But she simply wiped my arguments aside, led me through a second door from the room and through a vestibule directly in front of her uncle's study" [5]

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