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Is it der, die oder das Ardennenoffensive?


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

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

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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 Ardennenoffensive?

How does the declension of Ardennenoffensive 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 Ardennenoffensive
Genitive der Ardennenoffensive
Dative der Ardennenoffensive
Akkusative die Ardennenoffensive

What is the meaning of Ardennenoffensive in German?

Ardennenoffensive is defined as:

[1] Military: Military offensive of the Third Reich troops with the aim of recapturing the port of Antwerp

[1] Militär: militärische Offensive der Truppen des Dritten Reiches mit dem Ziel, den Hafen von Antwerpen zurückzuerobern

How to use Ardennenoffensive in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ardennenoffensive with translations in English.

[1] „Nach dem Zusammenbruch der Ardennenoffensive gab es für die Alliierten kein Hindernis mehr auf dem Weg ins Reich.“

[1] "After the collapse of the Ardennes offensive, there was no obstacle for the Allies on the way to the area"

[1] „Ein letztes Mal konnte sich die deutsche Wehrmacht im Zweiten Weltkrieg in der Ardennenoffensive aufbäumen.“

[1] "One last time the German Wehrmacht was able to rebel in the Ardennes offensive in the Second World War"

[1] „Die Ardennenoffensive überraschte die Alliierten.“

[1] "The Ardenne offensive surprised the Allierenä"

[1] „Die Ardennenoffensive mit den Schlachten im Hürtgenwald wollte kein Ende nehmen.“

[1] "The Ardenne offensive with the battles in the Hürtgenwald did not want to take an end"

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