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Is it der, die oder das Museum?


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

The word Museum 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 Museum?

How does the declension of Museum 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 Museum die Museen
Genitive des Museums der Museen
Dative dem Museum den Museen
Akkusative das Museum die Museen

What is the meaning of Museum in German?

Museum is defined as:

[1] a facility for thematic research and archiving, the presented processing and exhibition of selected exhibits for the public with mostly educational requirements

[1] eine Einrichtung zur thematischen Forschung und Archivierung, der präsentierten Aufbereitung und Ausstellung ausgewählter Ausstellungsstücke für die Öffentlichkeit mit meist pädagogischem Anspruch

How to use Museum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Museum with translations in English.

[1] Ein Besuch des Museums lohnt sich immer.

[1] A visit to the museum is always worth it

[1] „Das Wort ‚Museum‘ leitet sich von einer Schöpfung Alexanders (des Großen) her, dem ‚Museion‘ in Alexandria, das als Tempel der Musen eine Stätte der Bildung und Kunst war.“[4]

[1] "The word 'museum' is derived from a creation by Alexander (the great), the 'Museion' in Alexandria, which, as the temple of the muses, was a place of education and art." [4]

[1] „Stattdessen brachte man sie im Museum selbst unter, nicht immer im Idealzustand.“[5]

[1] "Instead, they were housed in the museum itself, not always in the ideal condition." [5]

[1] „Wir sind an einem Freitag hier, das Museum ist geschlossen.“[6]

[1] "We're here on a Friday, the museum is closed." [6]

[1] „So diente er sich mit seinen Fachkenntnissen in Sachen Kunst der Moderne den Herrschenden an, als die Eroberungspolitik begann und die Deutschen ihre Raubzüge in Museen und Privatsammlungen der besetzten Gebiete aufnahmen.“[7]

[1] "In this way, he used his expertise in modern art when the policy of conquest began and the Germans began their raids in museums and private collections in the occupied territories." [7]

How do you pronounce Museum?

Museum (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Museum

[1] Das Pergamon-Museum auf der Berliner Museumsinsel
[1] Das Pergamon-Museum auf der Berliner Museumsinsel

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