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Is it der, die oder das Theater?


The correct article in German of Theater is das. So it is das Theater! (nominative case)

The word Theater is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Theater?

How does the declension of Theater 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 das Theater die Theater
Genitive des Theaters der Theater
Dative dem Theater den Theatern
Akkusative das Theater die Theater

What is the meaning of Theater in German?

Theater has various definitions in German:

[1] an acting place

[1] eine Schauspielstätte

[2] A listed piece, drama, spectacle

[2] ein aufgeführtes Stück, Schauspiel, Spektakel

[3] an art form, characterized by scenic representation inside and external events

[3] eine Kunstform, gekennzeichnet durch szenische Darstellung inneren und äußeren Geschehens

[4] A group of artists who play theater

[4] eine Gruppe von Künstlern, die Theater spielen

[5] Colloquially: turmoil, faith, disturbance of disturbance, scandal, spectacle, tumult

[5] umgangssprachlich: Aufruhr, Getue, Ruhestörung, Skandal, Spektakel, Tumult

How to use Theater in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Theater with translations in English.

[1] Das Theater wird renoviert.

[1] The theater is renovated

[1] „Jeden Tag sitze ich in der kleinen Konditorei gegenüber dem Theater und warte auf sie.“

[1] "Every day I sit in the small pastry shop opposite the theater and wait for them"

[1] „Das Theater war kein großes Theater mit einer riesigen Bühne, sondern ein kleines Theater .“

[1] "The theater was not a big theater with a huge stage, but a small theater Ä"

[1] „Während seines ersten Aufenthaltes in Berlin geht Hoffmann oft ins Theater; eine faszinierende neue Welt erschließt sich ihm.“

[1] "During his first stay in Berlin, Hoffmann often goes to the theater. A fascinating new world opens up to him"

[1] „Im Theater waren alle Plätze besetzt.“

[1] "All places were occupied in the theater"

[2] „Sie besuchte zum erstem Mal ein Kino, ein Museum, ging ins Theater und in die Oper.“

[2] "For the first time she visited a cinema, a museum, went to the theater and the opera"

[2] Wir haben uns fürs Theater mal richtig schick angezogen.

[2] We put on really chic for the theater

[3] Wir haben großes Theater erlebt.

[3] We experienced great theater

[3] „Viele der beeindruckendsten Metaphern Schopenhauers (und, ehrlich gesagt, der gesamten Literaturgeschichte), sind der Welt des Theaters entliehen.“

[3] "Many of the most impressive metaphors of Schopenhauer (and, to be honest, the entire history of literature), the world of theater is borrowed"

[4] Das Theater geht nächstes Jahr auf Tournee nach Japan.

[4] The theater will go on tour to Japanese next year

[5] Mach nicht immer so ein Theater.

[5] Don't always do such a theater

[5] Dieses ganze Theater hier geht mir auf den Geist.

[5] This whole theater here is on my mind

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Pictures or photos of Theater

[1] antikes Theater
[1] antikes Theater
[3] neuzeitliches Theater
[3] neuzeitliches Theater

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