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Is it der, die oder das Arsenal?


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

The word Arsenal 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 Arsenal?

How does the declension of Arsenal 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 Arsenal die Arsenale
Genitive des Arsenals der Arsenale
Dative dem Arsenal den Arsenalen
Akkusative das Arsenal die Arsenale

What is the meaning of Arsenal in German?

Arsenal has various definitions in German:

[1] Military: Establishment for storage, maintenance and repair of weapons

[1] Militär: Einrichtung zur Lagerung, Wartung und Reparatur von Waffen

[2] Translated: A large amount with a rich selection

[2] übertragen: eine große Menge mit reicher Auswahl

How to use Arsenal in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arsenal with translations in English.

[1] Wie viele Granaten haben wir im Arsenal?

[1] How many grenades do we have in the arsenea diet

[1] „Im zweiten Flugblatt hiess es, das Grosse Hauptquartier sei in Wjasma, Graf Wittgenstein habe die Franzosen besiegt, da aber viele Einwohner sich zu bewaffnen wünschten, so seien im Arsenal Waffen – Säbel, Pistolen, Gewehre – für sie bereitgelegt und könnten ihnen zu niedrigen Preisen überlassen werden.“

[1] “In the second leaflet it was said that the big headquarters were in Wjasma, Count Wittgenstein had defeated the French, but since many residents wanted to arm themselves, weapons - sabers, pistols, rifles - were ready and could be left to them at low prices "

[1] „Nachmittags führte er uns durch das Arsenal; anständigerweise konnte ich seine Einldung zum Abendessen nicht ablehnen.“

[1] "In the afternoon he led us properly through the arsena diet I could not refuse his invitation to dinner"

[2] In seinem Wortschatz hat er auch ein reiches Arsenal von Flüchen und Schimpfwörtern.

[2] In his vocabulary he also has a rich arsenal of curses and swear words

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