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Is it der, die oder das Architektur?


The correct article in German of Architektur is die. So it is die Architektur! (nominative case)

The word Architektur is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Architektur?

How does the declension of Architektur 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 die Architektur die Architekturen
Genitive der Architektur der Architekturen
Dative der Architektur den Architekturen
Akkusative die Architektur die Architekturen

What is the meaning of Architektur in German?

Architektur has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: scientific architecture

[1] kein Plural: wissenschaftliche Baukunst

[2] The stylistic design, design of a building

[2] die stilistische Ausführung, Gestaltung eines Bauwerks

[3] Technology: The basic technology built into a device, in contrast to more peripheral components

[3] Technik: die in einem Gerät verbaute Basistechnologie, im Gegensatz zu eher peripheren Bestandteilen

How to use Architektur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Architektur with translations in English.

[1] Unser Sohn möchte Architektur studieren und später Geschäftshäuser in Fernost bauen.

[1] Our son wants to study architecture and later build commercial buildings in Far East

[2] Die Architektur dieser Landhäuser gefällt mir sehr gut.

[2] I like the architecture of these country houses very well

[2] „Die gleichförmige, gedrungene deutsche Architektur – Kirchen und Verwaltungsgebäude und Bungalows – war unverkennbar und sah bombensicher aus, für die Ewigkit gebaut, als stünden die Häuser in Berlin und nicht in dieser weit entfernten Ebene in der Namibwüste.“

[2] "The uniform, compact German architecture - churches and administrative buildings and bungalows - was unmistakable and looked bombproof, built for the eternal kit, as if the houses were in Berlin and not on this distant level in the Namib desert"

[2] „Längst ging man nicht mehr in die Kirche, weil man fromm war, sondern um der Architektur des Baues, der Kunstwerke willen.“

[2] "You no longer went to church because you were pious, but for the architecture of the building, the works of art will"

[3] Die meisten heutigen PCs basieren auf der x86-Prozessor-Architektur.

[3] Most of today's PCs are based on the X86 processor architecture

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