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Is it der, die oder das Chronik?


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

The word Chronik 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.

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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 Chronik?

How does the declension of Chronik 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 Chronik die Chroniken
Genitive der Chronik der Chroniken
Dative der Chronik den Chroniken
Akkusative die Chronik die Chroniken

What is the meaning of Chronik in German?

Chronik is defined as:

[1] Historical, historical representation

[1] geschichtliche, historische Darstellung

How to use Chronik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chronik with translations in English.

[1] In der Chronik werden Ereignisse der Geschichte erzählt.

[1] In the chronicle, events of history are told

[1] „Eine mittelalterliche Chronik berichtet, wie der Fürst in den Städten seines Reiches Gotteshäuser errichten und Gemeinden gründen lässt.“

[1] "A medieval chronicle reports, as the prince in the cities of his kingdom builds places of worship and establishes municipalities"

[1] „Er wehrte zunächst ab, als ihm der Wirt die Chronik brachte; doch dann nahm er sie doch und schlug den Sommer nach, in dem er auf seine erste Professur berufen worden war.“

[1] "He initially fended off when the landlord brought him the chronicle but then he took it and added the summer in which he was appointed to his first professorship"

[1] „Es wurden nicht einmal Annalen und Chroniken festgehalten.“

[1] "Not even annals and chronicles were held"

[1] „Die Chroniken sind erfindungsreich.“

[1] "The chronicles are inventive"

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