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Is it der, die oder das Karneval?


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

The word Karneval 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 Karneval?

How does the declension of Karneval 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Karneval die Karnevale die Karnevals
Genitive des Karnevals der Karnevale der Karnevals
Dative dem Karneval den Karnevalen den Karnevals
Akkusative den Karneval die Karnevale die Karnevals

What is the meaning of Karneval in German?

Karneval is defined as:

[1] Volkstum/customs: Time exuberant celebrations with costume and mask festivals before the 40-day fasting time

[1] Volkstum/Brauchtum: Zeit ausgelassenen Feierns mit Kostüm- und Maskenfesten vor der 40-tägigen Fastenzeit.

How to use Karneval in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Karneval with translations in English.

[1] Aus einem Rheinischen Karnevalslied: „Denn nur einmal im Jahr ist Karneval, ist Karneval am Rhein,“ sang das närrische Volk im Borchorster Hof.

[1] From a Rhenish carnival song: "Because only once a year is a carnival, is a carnival on the Rhine," sang the foolish people in the Borchorster Hofä

[1] „Der Karneval zeigt, wie unbeholfen, einsam und steif viele Deutsche eigentlich sind.“

[1] "The carnival shows how awkward, lonely and stiff many Germans actually Sinde" "

[1] „Karneval ist auch etwas wie Krieg.“

[1] "Carnival is also something like war"

[1] Schon im vergangenen Jahr hatten viele Städte an Karneval verschärfte Sicherheitsmaßnahmen.

[1] Already last year many cities had tightened security measures on carnival.

[1] Mit reichlich südamerikanischem Flair wird der Karneval in Santa Cruz auf der Kanareninsel Teneriffa gefeiert. Und das schon seit mehr als 200 Jahren. Eine Woche lang herrscht hier ein fröhlicher Ausnahmezustand, der inzwischen auch immer mehr Touristen anzieht.

[1] With plenty of South American flair, the carnival in Santa Cruz is celebrated on the Canary Island of Tenerife and has been for more than 200 years. For a week there is a happy state of emergency, which is now attracting more and more tourists.

[1] Die Begeisterung für Karneval kam für die Awasums schon in den ersten Jahren in Deutschland. „Wir waren beide zum Studium nach Deutschland gekommen. Als wir den Karneval zum ersten Mal miterlebten, feierten wir sofort mit. Wir finden es einfach toll“, sagt der frisch gekürte Prinz.

The enthusiasm for carnival came for the Awasum in the first few years in Germany. “We both came to Germany for studying. When we witnessed the carnival for the first time, we immediately celebrated. We just think it's great, ”says the freshly chosen prince.

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Pictures or photos of Karneval

[1] Karneval in Venedig 1995
[1] Karneval in Venedig 1995
[1] Karneval in Santa Cruz/Teneriffa, Februar 2013
[1] Karneval in Santa Cruz/Teneriffa, Februar 2013

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