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Is it der, die oder das Pazifik?


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

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

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 Pazifik?

How does the declension of Pazifik 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 der Pazifik
Genitive des Pazifik des Pazifiks
Dative dem Pazifik
Akkusative den Pazifik

What is the meaning of Pazifik in German?

Pazifik is defined as:

[1] Geography: Short form for the Pacific Ocean

[1] Geografie: Kurzform für den Pazifischer Ozean

How to use Pazifik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Pazifik with translations in English.

[1] Der Pazifik ist der größte der Ozeane.

[1] The Pacific is the largest of the oceane

[1] „Damals war Abenddämmerung gewesen und die Nacht, aus dem Osten kommend, jagte den Zug und überholte ihn, überschritt die Rocky Mountains und eilte bis an den Pazifik.“

[1] "At that time had been dusk and the night, coming from the east, chased the train and overtook it, crossed the Rocky Mountains and hurried to the Pacific" "

[1] „Während andere Entdecker die Passage vom Atlantik aus gesucht hatten, sollte Cook es im hohen Norden des Pazifiks versuchen.“

[1] "While other explorers were looking for the passage from the Atlantic, Cook should try it in the far north of the Pacific"

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