Learn About German Articles

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Overview of German definite and indefinite articles

Definite and Indefinite Articles

Understanding grammar will help you on your way to foreign language fluency. Similar to English, the German language uses nouns that may have definite or indefinite articles. These are “the” and “a”, respectively. Unlike English, however, German nouns often appear with their articles. A summary of declension for German articles is provided below.

Definite Articles:

Singular

 

Plural

      Masc.

Fem.

Neut.

 

All Genders

Nominative

der (the)

die (the)

das (the)

die (the)

Accusative

den

die

das

die

Genitive

des

der

des

der

Dative

dem

der

dem

den

 

Indefinte Articles:

 

Singular

 

Plural

Masc.

Fem.

Neut.

 

All Genders

Nominative

ein (a/an)

eine (a/an)

ein (a/an)

Accusative

einen

eine

ein

Genitive

eines

einer

eines

Dative

einem

einer

einem