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Is it der, die oder das Arktis?


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

The word Arktis 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 Arktis?

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

What is the meaning of Arktis in German?

Arktis is defined as:

[1] The northern polar area of ​​the earth

[1] das nördliche Polargebiet der Erde

How to use Arktis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arktis with translations in English.

[1] Die Arktis ist im Gegensatz zur Antarktis kein Kontinent.

[1] In contrast to Antarctic, the Arctic is not a continent

[1] „Katrine ist Anfang dreißig, eine schlanke blonde Dänin mit spöttischen grünen Augen, einem Bubikopf und einem ausgesprochenen Hang zur Arktis.“

[1] "Katrine is in early thirties, a slim blonde Danish with mocking green eyes, a bubic head and a pronounced slope to the Arctic"

[1] „Schon in der Hafenkneipe hatte er erkannt, daß ihm John auf der weiten Fahrt in die Arktis das einsame Dasein unter den Grobianen und den ausgemachten Strolchen seiner Besatzung als guter Kamerad erträglich machen konnte.“

[1] "He had already recognized in the harbor pub that John was able to make the lonely existence among the coarse jellies and the aggravated strol of his crew to bear as good comrade on the long journey into the Arctic"

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Pictures or photos of Arktis

[1] Satellitenfoto der Arktis ohne Eis
[1] Satellitenfoto der Arktis ohne Eis

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