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Is it der, die oder das Attentat?


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

The word Attentat 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 Attentat?

How does the declension of Attentat 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 Attentat die Attentate
Genitive des Attentates des Attentats der Attentate
Dative dem Attentat dem Attentate den Attentaten
Akkusative das Attentat die Attentate

What is the meaning of Attentat in German?

Attentat is defined as:

[1] Murder or attempted murder of a publicly known, mostly politically influential person or on a certain group of people

[1] Mord oder versuchter Mord an einem öffentlich bekannten, meist politisch einflussreichen Menschen beziehungsweise auf eine bestimmte Menschengruppe

How to use Attentat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Attentat with translations in English.

[1] Eine Organisation plant ein Attentat auf den finnischen Ministerpräsidenten.

[1] An organization is planning an assassination attempt on the Finnish Prime Ministers

[1] „Durch das fehlgeschlagene Attentat auf Hitler am 20. Juli 1944 wurden sie zu Märtyrern, deren Vermächtnis für das Nachkriegsdeutschland der Bundesrepublik symbolhafte Bedeutung hat.“

[1] "Due to the failed assassination attempt on Hitler on July 20, 1944, they became martyrs whose legacy for post -war Germany of the Federal Republic has symbolic importance."

[1] „Das Attentat war kein Werk von Anfängern.“

[1] "The attack was not a work of beginners"

[1] „Es war die Witwe eines der Verschwörer, die in jenem Sommer 1944 nach dem Attentat auf Hitler hingerichtet worden waren.“

[1] "It was the widow of one of the conspirators who were executed in that summer 1944 after the attack on Hitler" "

[1] „Im Juni fand das unselige Attentat auf den österreichischen Thronfolger statt, dem der Erzherzog und seine Gemahlin zum Opfer fielen.“

[1] "In June, the unfortunate attack on the Austrian heir to the throne took place, to which the Archduke and his wife fell victim"

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Pictures or photos of Attentat

[1] das Attentat, welches zum Ersten Weltkrieg führte: das „Attentat von Sarajevo“
[1] das Attentat, welches zum Ersten Weltkrieg führte: das „Attentat von Sarajevo“

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