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Is it der, die oder das Archivar?


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

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

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 Archivar?

How does the declension of Archivar 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 Archivar die Archivare
Genitive des Archivars der Archivare
Dative dem Archivar den Archivaren
Akkusative den Archivar die Archivare

What is the meaning of Archivar in German?

Archivar is defined as:

[1] (usually) especially for this work trained employees of an archive

[1] (in der Regel) speziell für diese Arbeit ausgebildeter Mitarbeiter eines Archivs

How to use Archivar in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Archivar with translations in English.

[1] „Das ist für den Anfang, sagte der Archivar und legte mir drei dicke Bände auf den Tisch.“

[1] "This is for the beginning, said the archivist and put three thick volumes on the table" "

[1] „Katell hatte seinen Gefährten den neuen Archivar vorgestellt, die – es waren auch Ausländer darunter – ihn mit Zurückhaltung in ihrem Kreise aufnahmen.“

[1] "Katell had introduced his companions to the new archivist who - there were also foreigners underneath - recorded him with restraint in their circles"

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Pictures or photos of Archivar

[1] Ein Archivar bei der Arbeit.
[1] Ein Archivar bei der Arbeit.

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