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Is it der, die oder das Arme?


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

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

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 Arme?

How does the declension of Arme work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

starke Deklination ohne Artikel
1 Singular Plural
Nominative Arme Arme
Genitive Armer Armer
Dative Armer Armen
Akkusative Arme Arme
schwache Deklination mit bestimmtem Artikel
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Arme die Armen
Genitiv der Armen der Armen
Dativ der Armen den Armen
Akkusativ die Arme die Armen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Arme keine Armen
Genitiv einer Armen keiner Armen
Dativ einer Armen keinen Armen
Akkusativ eine Arme keine Armen

What is the meaning of Arme in German?

Arme is defined as:

[1] Female person who is not in possession of a wealth

[1] weibliche Person, die nicht im Besitz eines Vermögens ist

How to use Arme in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arme with translations in English.

[1] Im Haus nebenan wohnt eine Arme, die keinen teuren Sportwagen fährt.

[1] An arms lived in the house next door that does not drive any expensive sports cars

How do you pronounce Arme?

Arme (Österreich)
Arme (Österreich)
Arme (Österreich)

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