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Is it der, die oder das Atem?


The correct article in German of Atem is der. So it is der Atem! (nominative case)

The word Atem is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Atem?

How does the declension of Atem 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 der Atem
Genitive des Atems
Dative dem Atem
Akkusative den Atem

What is the meaning of Atem in German?

Atem is defined as:

[1] The air flow cast from the lungs, mainly nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor

[1] der aus den Lungen abgegebene Luftstrom, hauptsächlich Stickstoff, Sauerstoff, Kohlendioxid und Wasserdampf

How to use Atem in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Atem with translations in English.

[1] Der Atem des Schlafenden war kaum zu hören.

[1] The breath of the sleeping person could hardly be heard

[1] Im Atemholen sind zweierlei Gnaden: | Die Luft einziehen, sich ihrer entladen. | Jenes bedrängt, dieses erfrischt. | So wunderbar ist das Leben gemischt. | Du, danke Gott,wenn er dich presst. | Und danke ihm, wenn er dich wieder entlässt. (Goethe)

[1] In the breath, there are two mercy: | Pull in the air, your discharge | That pressed, this refreshes. | Life is mixed so wonderful. | You, thank God when he presses you. | And thank him when he releases you again. (Goethe)

[1] „Sein Atem pfiff vor Anstrengung, und der Körper war taub und wie beiseitegestellt von der Schwäche.“

[1] "His breath whistled with exertion, and the body was deaf and as little as part of the weakness" "

[1] „Ich spüre seinen Atem an meinem Ohr.“

[1] "I feel his breath on my Ohrä"

[1] „Wäre seine Stimme außer Atem gewesen, hätte mein Mitleid überwogen, aber seine Stimme war dröhnend und vital wie je.“

[1] "If his voice had been out of breath, my pity would have been outweighed, but his voice was booming and vital like Jeä"

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