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Is it der, die oder das Instrument?


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

The word Instrument 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 Instrument?

How does the declension of Instrument 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 Instrument die Instrumente
Genitive des Instruments des Instrumentes der Instrumente
Dative dem Instrument dem Instrumente den Instrumenten
Akkusative das Instrument die Instrumente

What is the meaning of Instrument in German?

Instrument has various definitions in German:

[1] Technology, science: Fine, complicated tools for scientific measurements or examinations

[1] Technik, Wissenschaft: feines, kompliziertes Werkzeug; Gerät für wissenschaftliche Messungen oder Untersuchungen

[2] Music: Device to make music

[2] Musik: Gerät zum Musizieren

[3] Translated: Means to the purpose

[3] übertragen: Mittel zum Zweck

[4] Before: certificate letter

[4] früher: Zeugnisbrief

How to use Instrument in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Instrument with translations in English.

[1] GLAST (Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope) besteht aus zwei Instrumenten, dem Large-Area Telescope (LAT) und dem GLAST-Burstmonitor (GBM).

Glast (Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope) consists of two instruments, the Large-area Telescope (lat) and the Glast burst monitor (GBM)

[1] „Auf einem kleinen Glastisch neben dem Bett lagen einige chirurgische Instrumente.“

[1] "On a small glass table next to the bed, there were some surgical instruments"

[2] Ihr neues Instrument klingt wunderschön.

[2] Your new instrument sounds beautiful

[2] „Dort waren auch die Instrumente vorhanden: das Harmonium und die Geige.“

[2] "The instruments were also present there: the harmonium and the Geiante"

[2] „Es ist sehr komisch, ein Instrument zu spielen.“

[2] "It is very funny to play an instrument"

[2] „Der Onkel hatte jetzt nur noch Augen für das Instrument, blies den Staub ab, klopfte mit seinen knochigen Fingern gegen den Resonanzboden, stimmte die Gitarre und rückte sich in seinem Sessel zurecht.“

[2] "The uncle now only had eyes for the instrument, blew off the dust, knocked against the resonance floor with his bony fingers, voted the guitar and moved up in his armchair"

[3] Für ihn war sie nur ein Instrument, um an die Macht zu kommen.

[3] For him she was only an instrument to come to the power to come

[3] Das stärkste Instrument der Zentralbank war die Festlegung der Zinshöhe.

[3] The most powerful instrument in the central bank was the determination of the interest rate

[3] „In den zehn Dekreten werden vier scharfe Instrumente für den Volkstumskampf, besser: für die endgültige Beendigung des Volkstumskampfs, bereitgestellt.“

[3] "In the ten decrees, four sharp instruments for the folk stamping, better: for the final termination of the folk battle, are provided"

[4] Ich ließ mir über das Verhör ein Instrument aufrichten.

[4] I let me upset an instrument through the interrogation

How do you pronounce Instrument?

Instrument (Österreich)

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