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Is it der, die oder das Argument?


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

The word Argument 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 Argument?

How does the declension of Argument 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 Argument die Argumente
Genitive des Argumentes des Arguments der Argumente
Dative dem Argument dem Argumente den Argumenten
Akkusative das Argument die Argumente

What is the meaning of Argument in German?

Argument has various definitions in German:

[1] A statement or a chain of conclusions that is used to justify another statement (or claim)

[1] eine Aussage oder eine Kette von Schlussfolgerungen, die zur Begründung einer anderen Aussage (oder Behauptung) herangezogen wird

[2] Linguistics: In the Revation Binding theory, expressions/additions that have a theta role, a certain semantic function, perform

[2] Linguistik: in der Rektions-Bindungs-Theorie Ausdrücke/Ergänzungen, die eine Theta-Rolle, eine bestimmte semantische Funktion, ausüben

[3] Mathematics: Independent variable of a function

[3] Mathematik: unabhängige Veränderliche einer Funktion

How to use Argument in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Argument with translations in English.

[1] Sein Argument war sehr leicht zu widerlegen.

[1] His argument was very easy to refute

[1] „Eigentlich hörte er diese Argumente recht gern.“

[1] "Actually, he heard these arguments very well"

[2] In dem Satz „Peter sieht Inge“ sind „Peter“ (= Agens) und „Inge“ (= Patiens) die Argumente.

[2] In the sentence "Peter sees Inge" "Peter" (= Agens) and "Inge" (= patient) are the argument

[3] Die Funktion f(x) = x2 liefert für das Argument 3 den Wert 9.

[3] The function f (x) = X2 provides the value 9e for the argument 3

How do you pronounce Argument?

Argument (Österreich)

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