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Is it der, die oder das Diktat?


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

The word Diktat is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Diktat?

How does the declension of Diktat 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 Diktat die Diktate
Genitive des Diktats des Diktates der Diktate
Dative dem Diktat dem Diktate den Diktaten
Akkusative das Diktat die Diktate

What is the meaning of Diktat in German?

Diktat has various definitions in German:

[1] A text that is slowly spoken by a person and literally wrote down by another person

[1] ein Text, der von einer Person langsam gesprochen und von einer anderen Person wörtlich mitgeschrieben wird

[2] The slow speaking of a text that another literally writes down

[2] das langsame Sprechen eines Textes, den ein anderer wörtlich mitschreibt

[3] A compulsion that is not opposed to anything can be commanded that someone is commanded without the opportunity to oppose

[3] ein Zwang, dem man nichts entgegensetzen kann; etwas das jemandem ohne die Möglichkeit sich zu widersetzen befohlen wird

How to use Diktat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diktat with translations in English.

[1] In der Schule mussten wir heute ein Diktat schreiben.

[1] In school we had to write a dictation today

[1] „Doch ihre Rechtschreibung ist mangelhaft, und so muss sie den ganzen Sommer über Diktate üben.“

[1] "But her spelling is poor, and so she has to practice dictations all summer" "

[2] Fräulein Schulze, bitte zum Diktat!

[2] Miss Schulze, please for the dictate

[2] „Christina hatte Schreiben gelernt, und um mich davon zu überzeugen, schrieb sie in meiner Gegenwart nach meinem Diktat.“

[2] "Christina had learned to write, and to convince me, she wrote in my presence after my dictate"

[3] Der Vertrag von Versailles war ein hartes Diktat für das Deutsche Reich.

[3] The Treaty of Versailles was a tough dictation for the German Reiche

[3] Wir wollen uns dem Diktat des Marktes nicht länger beugen.

[3] We no longer want to bend the dictation of the market

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