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Is it der, die oder das Mittelalter?


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

The word Mittelalter 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 Mittelalter?

How does the declension of Mittelalter 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 Mittelalter
Genitive des Mittelalters
Dative dem Mittelalter
Akkusative das Mittelalter

What is the meaning of Mittelalter in German?

Mittelalter is defined as:

[1] History, General: Middle Epoch in History

[1] Geschichte, allgemein: mittlere Epoche in der Geschichte

[a] Epoch in European history between antiquity and modern times, the Christian, antiquity and Celtic, Germanic and Slavic developments bring together

[a] Epoche in der europäischen Geschichte zwischen der Antike und der Neuzeit, die christliche, antike und keltische, germanische und slawische Entwicklungen zusammenführt

[b] Epoch in Japanese history, which extends from Caä 1200 to around 1600 and distinguishes it by a strong dominance of Buddhism and feudalism

[b] Epoche in der japanischen Geschichte, die sich von ca. 1200 bis ca. 1600 erstreckt und durch eine starke Dominanz des Buddhismus und des Feudalismus auszeichnet

How to use Mittelalter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Mittelalter with translations in English.

[1] Im Geschichtsunterricht befassen wir uns gerade mit dem Mittelalter.

[1] In history lessons, we are currently dealing with the Middle Ages

[1a] „Im Mittelalter waren Pfründen mit einem kirchlichen Amt verbundene Einnahmen.“

[1a] "In the Middle Ages, benefits were associated with a church office"

[1a] „Natürlich sind wir uns der immensen Kluft bewusst, die uns in technologischer Hinsicht vom Mittelalter trennt.“

[1a] "Of course we are aware of the immense gap that separates us from the Middle Ages in a technological point of view"

[1a] „Die Übernahme lateinischen Wortgutes wird durch das Mittelalter fortgesetzt.“

[1a] "The takeover of Latin word goods is continued by the Middle Ages"

[1a] „Cividale hat Glück gehabt, dass es im Mittelalter in relative Bedeutungslosigkeit versank.“

[1a] "Cividale was lucky that it was relatively insignificant in the Middle Ages"

[1] „Das Mittelalter verwandelte die Landschaft um der Burgen und Mauern, der Wehr- und Wachttürme willen, die in den Anschauungen, im Leben der Menschen eine so große Rolle spielten, in einen Aufbau von Bastionen, die die Natur ihm zuliebe gleichsam anbot und ausgebildet hatte.“

[1] “The Middle Ages converted the landscape around the castles and walls, the military and watch towers, which played such a big role in the views, in the life of people, into a structure of bastions that offer nature for it, as it were and had trained "

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