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Is it der, die oder das Effekt?


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

The word Effekt is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Effekt?

How does the declension of Effekt 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 Effekt die Effekte
Genitive des Effekts des Effektes der Effekte
Dative dem Effekt dem Effekte den Effekten
Akkusative den Effekt die Effekte

What is the meaning of Effekt in German?

Effekt has various definitions in German:

[1] Effect that is simply created or can be deliberately brought about, although this can also be surprising or impressive

[1] Wirkung, die einfach entsteht oder auch absichtlich herbeigeführt werden kann, wobei diese auch überraschend oder beeindruckend sein kann

[2] Effect of a (very often visual) implementation, which is intended to surprise and impress those affected by technology or procedures

[2] Wirkung einer (sehr häufig visuellen) Umsetzung, die durch Technik oder Verfahren Betroffene überraschen und beeindrucken soll

How to use Effekt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Effekt with translations in English.

[1] „Die alpine Orogenese ist der Effekt der Nordwanderung der afrikanischen Scholle.“

[1] "The alpine orogenesis is the effect of the north hike of the African Scholle"

[1] Der Effekt seiner ständigen Mäkeleien auf Familienfeiern war, dass sich die Verwandten von ihm distanzierten.

[1] The effect of his constant toilets on family celebrations was that the relatives distanced by him

[1] „Selbst gegen diesen Effekt setzt sich der Mensch zur Wehr.“

[1] "Even against this effect, people are defending themselves"

[2] Die Gruppe bekam den Oscar für die besten visuellen Effekte.

[2] The group got the Oscar for the best visual effects

[2] Viele der Zuschauer verließen den Saal, da der Zauberer mit billigen Effekten arbeitete.

[2] Many of the spectators left the hall because the wizard works with cheap effects

How do you pronounce Effekt?

Effekt (Österreich)

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