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Is it der, die oder das Affiliation?


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

The word Affiliation 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 Affiliation?

How does the declension of Affiliation 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 Affiliation die Affiliationen
Genitive der Affiliation der Affiliationen
Dative der Affiliation den Affiliationen
Akkusative die Affiliation die Affiliationen

What is the meaning of Affiliation in German?

Affiliation has various definitions in German:

[1] Psychology: Tendency, regardless of the feelings towards other people, search for the society of others

[1] Psychologie: Tendenz, unabhängig von den Gefühlen gegenüber anderen Personen die Gesellschaft anderer zu suchen.

[2] Linguistics: assignment of a language to a language family and determination of the position, position of languages ​​in a language family

[2] Linguistik: Zuordnung einer Sprache zu einer Sprachfamilie und Feststellung der Position, Stellung von Sprachen in einer Sprachfamilie

Several meanings are still missing - comment: 3 Bddtg. From the DWDS or four from the Duden are missing

Mehrere Bedeutungen fehlen noch. — Kommentar: 3 Bdtg. aus dem DWDS bzw vier aus dem Duden fehlen

How to use Affiliation in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Affiliation with translations in English.

[1] Seine Kontaktsuche nach fremden Menschen könnte man schon als Affiliation bezeichnen.

[1] His contact search for strangers could already be described as an affiliation

[2] Deutsch gehört zu den germanischen Sprachen. Entsprechend kann man seine Affiliation im Verhältnis zu den anderen germanischen Sprachen bestimmen: Es ist eng verwandt mit dem Niederländischen, weniger eng mit dem Englischen oder gar dem Isländischen.

[2] German belongs to the Germanic language. Accordingly, one can determine its affiliation in relation to the other Germanic languages: it is closely related to the Dutch, less closely with English or even Icelandic.

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