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Is it der, die oder das Musik?


The correct article in German of Musik is die. So it is die Musik! (nominative case)

The word Musik is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Musik?

How does the declension of Musik 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 die Musik die Musiken
Genitive der Musik der Musiken
Dative der Musik den Musiken
Akkusative die Musik die Musiken

What is the meaning of Musik in German?

Musik has various definitions in German:

[1] An art genre

[1] eine Kunstgattung

[2] Tonal artistically composed or improvised work

[2] tonkünstlerisch komponiertes oder improvisiertes Werk

[3] listed, audible music piece

[3] aufgeführtes, hörbar gemachtes Musikstück

[4] The performing of music, music band, dance chapel

[4] die Aufführenden von Musik, Musikkapelle, Tanzkapelle

[5] A subject, school subject

[5] ein Unterrichtsfach, Schulfach

How to use Musik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Musik with translations in English.

[1] „Die Würde der Kunst ist bei bei der Musik vielleicht am eminentesten, weil sie keinen Stoff hat, der abgerechnet werden müßte. Sie ist ganz Form und Gehalt …“ (Goethe, nach Hans Renner: „Grundlagen der Musik, Musiklehre“, Stuttgart 1953, Seite 5)

[1] "The dignity of art is perhaps most eminent for music, because it has no material that should be billed, it is completely form and salary ..." (Goethe, according to Hans Renner: "Basics of music, music teaching" , Stuttgart 1953, page 5)

[3] Die Musik erklingt.

[3] The music sounds

[3] „Musik wird oft nicht schön gefunden, weil sie stets mit Geräusch verbunden.“ (Wilhelm Busch)

[3] "Music is often not found nicely because it always connects with a noise" (Wilhelm Busch)

[4] „Die Musik spielte wieder in voller Lautstärke.“

[4] "The music played again at full volume"

[4] „Die Musik spielte die neue Mazurka.“

[4] "The music played the new Mazurkaä"

[5] In Musik hat er eine Eins.

[5] In music he has a one

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