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Is it der, die oder das Nacht?


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

The word Nacht 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 Nacht?

How does the declension of Nacht 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 Nacht die Nächte
Genitive der Nacht der Nächte
Dative der Nacht den Nächten
Akkusative die Nacht die Nächte

What is the meaning of Nacht in German?

Nacht is defined as:

[1] Time of darkness, between dusk and dawn

[1] Zeit der Dunkelheit, zwischen Abenddämmerung und Morgengrauen

How to use Nacht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Nacht with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe die ganze Nacht kein Auge zugetan.

[1] I haven't slept a single eye all night

[1] In der Nacht habe ich ein Geräusch auf dem Hof gehört.

[1] During the night I heard a noise in the yard.

[1] Thomas darf doch über Nacht bleiben, oder?

[1] Thomas can stay the night, or ?

[1] Er hat die halbe Nacht gelernt.

[1] He studied half the night.

[1] Auf Mauritius waren die Nächte lau und lang.

[1] In Mauritius the nights were warm and long

How do you pronounce Nacht?

Nacht (Österreich)

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