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Is it der, die oder das Nerv?


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

The word Nerv is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

The Singular 2 is subject to technical language (medicine, biology)

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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 Nerv?

How does the declension of Nerv 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative der Nerv der Nerv die Nerven
Genitive des Nervs des Nerves des Nerven der Nerven
Dative dem Nerv dem Nerve dem Nerven den Nerven
Akkusative den Nerv den Nerven die Nerven

What is the meaning of Nerv in German?

Nerv has various definitions in German:

[1] Anatomy: bundle from continuations of nerve cells outside the central nervous system

[1] Anatomie: Bündel aus Fortsätzen von Nervenzellen außerhalb des Zentralnervensystems

[2] mostly in the plural: the psychological constitution, the nervous costume

[2] meist im Plural: die psychische Verfassung, das Nervenkostüm

How to use Nerv in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Nerv with translations in English.

[1] Ein Bandscheibenvorfall kann Nerven einengen.

[1] A herniated disc can be nervous

[1] „Vermutlich waren die Nerven die Ursache für diese Bewegung.“

[1] "Probably the nerves were the cause of this movement"

[2] Die Situation geht mir zunehmen auf die Nerven.

[2] The situation is increasing to my nervous

[2] Wer schlechte Nerven hat, braucht in diesem Beruf gar nicht erst anzufangen.

[2] Anyone who has bad nerves does not even need to start in this profession

[2] „Im Zustand des Archivars machte sich eine zunehmende Gereiztheit der Nerven bemerkbar.“

[2] "In the state of the archivist, an increasing irritability of the nerves became noticeable"

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