map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Auktion?


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

The word Auktion 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Auktion?

How does the declension of Auktion 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 die Auktion die Auktionen
Genitive der Auktion der Auktionen
Dative der Auktion den Auktionen
Akkusative die Auktion die Auktionen

What is the meaning of Auktion in German?

Auktion is defined as:

[1] Event in which objects are auctioned, that is, to the highest bidder

[1] Veranstaltung, bei der Gegenstände versteigert werden, das heißt an die meistbietende Person verkauft werden

How to use Auktion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Auktion with translations in English.

[1] Die kostbaren Ölgemälde werden auf einer Auktion versteigert.

[1] The precious oil paintings are auctioned on one auction

[1] „Die Neuankömmlinge waren nicht wählerisch, sondern ersteigerten auf den monatlichen Auktionen das erstbeste erhältliche Land.“

[1] "The newcomers were not picky, but auctioned the first country available in the monthly auctions"

[1] „Denn Ketterer erhielt den Auftrag, die Auktion abhalten zu dürfen.“

[1] "Because Ketterer received the order to hold the auction"

[1] „Die Auktionen sind Plattformen für Käufer aus Deutschland und der gesamten Europäischen Union.“

[1] "The auctions are platforms for buyers from Germany and the entire European Unione"

How do you pronounce Auktion?


Pictures or photos of Auktion

[1] Auktion auf einem japanischen Fischmarkt
[1] Auktion auf einem japanischen Fischmarkt

The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.