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Is it der, die oder das Addition?


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

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

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 Addition?

How does the declension of Addition 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 Addition die Additionen
Genitive der Addition der Additionen
Dative der Addition den Additionen
Akkusative die Addition die Additionen

What is the meaning of Addition in German?

Addition has various definitions in German:

[1] Mathematics: Counting of two numbers

[1] Mathematik: Zusammenzählung zweier Zahlen

[2] Chemistry: reaction in which two molecules are connected without another reaction product being created

[2] Chemie: Reaktion, bei der zwei Moleküle verbunden werden, ohne dass ein weiteres Reaktionsprodukt entsteht

[3] Linguistics: Type of control in generative grammar, in which new units are inserted into a set structure

[3] Linguistik: Regeltyp in der generativen Grammatik, bei dem neue Einheiten in eine Satzstruktur eingefügt werden

How to use Addition in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Addition with translations in English.

[1] Die Addition von 16 zu 8 ergibt 24.

[1] The addition of 16 to 8

[1] „Er lernte Addition mit Blick auf Ananas und Melonen.“

[1] "He learned addition with a view of pineapple and melon" "

[2] Die Addition von Wasserstoff wird auch als Hydrierung bezeichnet.

[2] The addition of hydrogen is also known as hydrogenation

[3] „Die wichtigsten Typen von T-Regeln sind: 1. Hinzufügung (Addition)…“

[3] "The most important types of T rules are: 1A adding (addition) ..."

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