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Is it der, die oder das Archiv?


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

The word Archiv 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 Archiv?

How does the declension of Archiv 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 Archiv die Archive
Genitive des Archivs der Archive
Dative dem Archiv den Archiven
Akkusative das Archiv die Archive

What is the meaning of Archiv in German?

Archiv has various definitions in German:

[1] Collection of historical or important documents for other reasons

[1] Sammlung historisch oder aus anderen Gründen bedeutsamer Dokumente

[2] Establishment, institution for storage and care historically or for other reasons important documents

[2] Einrichtung, Institution zur Aufbewahrung und Pflege historisch oder aus anderen Gründen bedeutsamer Dokumente

[3] Building or part of the building that contains an institution for storing documents

[3] Gebäude oder Gebäudeteil, der eine Institution zur Aufbewahrung von Dokumenten enthält

How to use Archiv in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Archiv with translations in English.

[1] Unser Archiv ist leider für einige Zeitabschnitte sehr unvollständig.

[1] Our archive is unfortunately very incomplete for some periods of time

[2] Viele Firmen, politische Organisationen, Hochschulen etc. betreiben ein eigenes Archiv.

[2] Many companies, political organizations, universities etc. operate their own archive.

[2] „Fachbibliotheken sind in der Regel Teile einer anderen Einrichtung, beispielsweise eines Forschungsinstitutes, eines privaten Unternehmens, eines Museums, Archives oder einer größeren Bibliothek.“

[2] "Technical libraries are usually parts of another facility, for example a research institute, a private company, a museum, archive or a larger library"

[2] „Es galt, sich mit den Diensträumen des Archivs im Alttor vertraut zu machen, sich in unbekannte Materien einzuarbeiten.“

[2] "It was important to familiarize yourself with the activity of the archive in the Old Gate, to familiarize yourself with unknown matter"

[3] In der Karlsstraße liegt das Archiv der Stadt.

[3] The archive of the Stadtä is located in Karlsstrasse

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Pictures or photos of Archiv

[1] Archiv
[1] Archiv
[3] Das Landesarchiv Hannover
[3] Das Landesarchiv Hannover

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