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Is it der, die oder das Dialekt?

DER

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

The word Dialekt 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 Dialekt?

How does the declension of Dialekt 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 Dialekt die Dialekte
Genitive des Dialekts des Dialektes der Dialekte
Dative dem Dialekt dem Dialekte den Dialekten
Akkusative den Dialekt die Dialekte

What is the meaning of Dialekt in German?

Dialekt is defined as:

[1] Linguistics: The original, landscape different speeches of a region in contrast to the written and colloquial language (high language)

[1] Linguistik: die ursprüngliche, landschaftlich verschiedene Redeweise einer Region im Gegensatz zur dort geltenden Schrift- und Umgangssprache (Hochsprache)

How to use Dialekt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dialekt with translations in English.

[1] Du sprichst aber einen sehr starken Dialekt.

[1] But you speak a very strong dialect

[1] Hessisch ist ein mitteldeutscher Dialekt.

[1] Hessisch is a central German dialect

[1] Dialekte gehören zum Diasystem einer Sprache.

[1] Dialects belong to the slide system of a language

[1] Der Wortschatz von Dialekt und Hochsprache stimmt oft weitgehend überein, wird aber im Dialekt leicht bis für Auswärtige unkenntlich abgewandelt ausgesprochen.

[1] The vocabulary of dialect and high language is often largely matched, but is easily converted in the dialect to the outdated person.

[1] „Der Rückgang des Dialekts bei den mittleren Jahrgängen hängt mit dem Berufsleben zusammen…“

[1] "The decline in the dialect in the middle years is related to professional life ..."

[1] „Im Vergleich mit anderen Sprachvarietäten können Dialekte als recht eigenständige Varietäten angesehen werden.“

[1] "Compared to other language varieties, dialects can be regarded as quite independent varieties"

[1] „Auch wenn die Juden die mittelhochdeutschen Dialekte ihrer christlichen Nachbarn spätestens im 11. Jahrhundert als Umgangssprache untereinander übernahmen, fanden sie im Deutschen für ihre von der jüdischen Religion geprägten Lebensbereiche keine entsprechenden Ausdrücke vor, sondern mussten sie erst bilden.“

[1] "Even if the Jews took over the Middle High German dialects of their Christian neighbors as a colloquial language at the latest, they did not find any corresponding expressions in German for their areas of life characterized by the Jewish religion, but had to form."

[1] „Er sprach einen góralischen Dialekt, der sich wie Hundebellen anhört; die Polen können ihn nicht leiden, er ist ihnen zu primitiv.“

[1] "He spoke a Góralian dialect that like dog -like hearing.

How do you pronounce Dialekt?

Dialekt

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