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Is it der, die oder das Atheist?


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

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

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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 Atheist?

How does the declension of Atheist 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 Atheist die Atheisten
Genitive des Atheisten der Atheisten
Dative dem Atheisten den Atheisten
Akkusative den Atheisten die Atheisten

What is the meaning of Atheist in German?

Atheist is defined as:

[1] Person who does not believe in the existence of gods

[1] Person, welche nicht an die Existenz von Göttern glaubt

How to use Atheist in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Atheist with translations in English.

[1] Atheisten glauben nicht an Gott.

[1] Atheists do not believe in Gotte

[1] „Ich hatte zuvor nicht gewusst, dass wir in Ägypten so viele Atheisten haben.“

[1] "I didn't know beforehand that we had so many atheists in Egypt"

[1] „Dass Michnik sich als Atheist bezeichnet, hilft ihm nicht.“

[1] "The fact that Michnik describes himself as an atheist does not help him"

[1] „Huxley wurde nicht deshalb ein so inbrünstiger Darwinianer, weil er an Darwins Theorie von der natürlichen Zuchtwahl geglaubt hätte – er hat ihr zu keinem Zeitpunkt Glauben geschenkt –, sondern weil Darwin gleich ihm ganz offensichtlich Atheist war.“

[1] "Huxley did not become such a fervent Darwinian because he would have believed in Darwin's theory of the natural choice of breeding - he never believed it - but because Darwin obviously was atheist"

[1] „Zumra Nuru ist einer der wenigen Atheisten Äthiopiens und der wohl bekannteste Ungläubige seines Landes.“

[1] "Zumba Nuru is one of the few atheists of Ethiopia and probably the best known unbeliever of his national" "

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[1] der Atheist Paul Henri Thiry d’Holbach
[1] der Atheist Paul Henri Thiry d’Holbach

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