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Is it der, die oder das Himmel?


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

The word Himmel 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 Himmel?

How does the declension of Himmel 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 Himmel die Himmel
Genitive des Himmels der Himmel
Dative dem Himmel den Himmeln
Akkusative den Himmel die Himmel

What is the meaning of Himmel in German?

Himmel has various definitions in German:

[1] Airspace, vaults over the earth

[1] Luftraum, Gewölbe über der Erde

[2] Mythology: area of ​​the divine

[2] Mythologie: Bereich des Göttlichen

[3] Astronomy: The cosmos

[3] Astronomie: der Kosmos

[4] Ceiling made of fabric or similar material

[4] Decke aus Stoff oder ähnlichem Material

[5] Interior cladding of the roof skin in motor vehicles

[5] Innenverkleidung der Dachhaut in Kraftfahrzeugen

How to use Himmel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Himmel with translations in English.

[1] Wir mussten die Nacht unter freiem Himmel verbringen.

[1] We had to spend the night outdoors

[1] "Wohlgeruch des Himmels / auf den Gräsern, / früher Abendregen." (Original ital.: Odore buono del cielo / sull’erbe, // pioggia di prima sera)[2]

[1] "Good smell of the sky / on the grasses, / early evening rain" (original Italian: Odore Buono del Cielo / Sull’erbe, // Pioggia di prima sera) [2]

[1] „Es dämmerte schon, als wir am Ende unserer Dorferkundung waren und die Mondsichel am Himmel auftauchte.“[3]

[1] "It was already dawning when we were at the end of our village exploration and the crescent moon appears in the sky" [3]

[1] „Als Lee Jay darunter stand, meinte er, es ginge in alle Unendlichkeit des schwarzen Himmels über ihm.“[4]

[1] "When Lee Jay stood below, he said that it would go into all infinity of the black sky above him" [4]

[2] "Wer den Himmel auf Erden sucht, hat im Erdkundeunterricht geschlafen."[5]

[2] "Anyone looking for heaven on earth has slept in geography lessons" [5]

[2] „Die Antike kennt die Bergeshöhen als Sitz der Musen, die nahe am Himmel und bei den Göttern wohnen.“[6]

[2] "Antiquity knows the mountain heights as the seat of the muses that live close to the sky and in the gods" [6]

[2] „Ein Handwerker stirbt mit 50, kommt in den Himmel und beschwert sich bei Petrus, dass er so früh hat sterben müssen.“[7]

[2] "A craftsman dies at 50, comes to heaven and complains to Peter that he must die so early" [7]

[3] Mit dem neuen Teleskop können sie weit in den Himmel sehen.

[3] With the new telescope you can see far into the sky

[4] Er wurde dabei von einem Himmel beschirmt.

[4] He was shielded by a sky

[5] Der Himmel in unseren PKW hat sich gelöst und muss daher wieder angeklebt werden.

[5] The sky in our car has loosened and must therefore be glued back

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Pictures or photos of Himmel

[1] Blauer Himmel mit einigen Wolken
[1] Blauer Himmel mit einigen Wolken
[1] Nachthimmel mit einer Sternschnuppe
[1] Nachthimmel mit einer Sternschnuppe
[3] Galaxien am Himmel
[3] Galaxien am Himmel
[5] Himmel mit Sternenoptik in einem Auto
[5] Himmel mit Sternenoptik in einem Auto

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