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Is it der, die oder das Exempel?


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

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

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 Exempel?

How does the declension of Exempel 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 Exempel die Exempel
Genitive des Exempels der Exempel
Dative dem Exempel den Exempeln
Akkusative das Exempel die Exempel

What is the meaning of Exempel in German?

Exempel has various definitions in German:

[1] outdated, but currently in fixed phrases: instructive example that can be taken as a model

[1] veraltend, aber in festen Redewendungen aktuell: lehrreiches Beispiel, das man als Vorbild nehmen kann

[2] Octed: arithmetic task

[2] veraltet: Rechenaufgabe

How to use Exempel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Exempel with translations in English.

[1] Dabei ist es durchaus verlockend für die Politik, mit dem zu erwartenden Chaos in Griechenland, wie Bankenschließungen, Kapitalverkehrskontrollen und einem weiteren Einbruch der Wirtschaft ein Exempel zu statuieren.

[1] It is entirely tempting for politics, with the expected chaos in Greece, such as bank closings, capital controls and a further break -in

[2] „Die ersten 25 Seiten bieten Exempel aus der einfachen und zusammengesetzten Regel-de-tri und der einfachen und zusammengesetzten Gesellschaftsrechnung, die nächsten 40 (bis Seite 65) solche aus der einfachen Procent- und aus der Zinsrechnung.“

[2] "The first 25 pages offer example from the simple and composed control-de-tri and the simple and composed company bill, the next 40 (to page 65) those from the simple procent and from the interest rate"

[2] Das Exempel wurde sowohl von der Addition wie von der Subtraction recht gerechnet.

[2] The Exemplate was calculated both by the addition and the subtraction

[2] „Eine Rechnungsprobe ist, wenn man durch eine andere Rechnung untersucht, ob ein Exempel recht gerechnet worden.“

[2] "An invoice sample is if you examine it by another invoice whether an example has been calculated correctly"

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