German Articles

Articles (Artikel)

Articles are known in German as Artikel [arˈtiːkəl]. Articles are words that are placed in front of the Nouns. It is also one of the parts of speech. The articles can be divided into two categories, such as definite and indefinite.

The definite article in the singular is as follows:

CaseMasculineFeminineNeuterMeaning
Nominativederdiedasthe
Accusativedendiedasthe
Dativedemderdemto the
Genitivedesderdesof the

The definite article in the plural is as follows:

CaseAll three gendersMeaning
Nominativediethe
Accusativediethe
Dativedento the
Genitivederof the

The indefinite article in the singular is as follows:

CaseMasculineFeminineNeuterMeaning
Nominativeeineineeina / an
Accusativeeineneineeina / an
Dativeeinemeinereinemto a / to an
Genitiveeineseinereinesof a / of an

Note: As the indefinite articles are used for “a and an”, there is no plural form for the indefinite articles.