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Is it der, die oder das Orgel?


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

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

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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 Orgel?

How does the declension of Orgel 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 Orgel die Orgeln
Genitive der Orgel der Orgeln
Dative der Orgel den Orgeln
Akkusative die Orgel die Orgeln

What is the meaning of Orgel in German?

Orgel has various definitions in German:

[1] A large musical instrument that can often be found in churches with manuals and a keyboard for the feet

[1] ein großes, häufig in Kirchen zu findendes, Musikinstrument mit Manualen und einer Klaviatur für die Füße

[2] Swiss: accordion

[2] schweizerisch: Ziehharmonika

How to use Orgel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Orgel with translations in English.

[1] "Über der Haupttür, dort, wo eigentlich die Orgel sein müßte, befindet sich eine Empore für die Männer; es führt eine Wendeltreppe hinauf, die unter den Holzschuhen hallt."

[1] "Above the main door, where the organ should actually be, there is a gallery for the men's male.

[1] „Und er berichtete, daß er bald nach seiner Ankunft in eine Kirchenruine gegangen sei, um Orgel zu spielen.“

[1] "And he reported that he soon went to a church ruin after his arrival to play organ"

[2] Eine Orgel ist kein Akkordeon, sie sieht ihm nur ähnlich.

[2] An organ is not an accordion, it only sees him similar

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Pictures or photos of Orgel

[1] die Orgel in der Kathedrale von Helsinki
[1] die Orgel in der Kathedrale von Helsinki
[2] eine Orgel
[2] eine Orgel

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