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Is it der, die oder das Allegorie?


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

The word Allegorie 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 Allegorie?

How does the declension of Allegorie 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 Allegorie die Allegorien
Genitive der Allegorie der Allegorien
Dative der Allegorie den Allegorien
Akkusative die Allegorie die Allegorien

What is the meaning of Allegorie in German?

Allegorie has various definitions in German:

[1] Literature, rhetoric: Personal or representative presentation of an abstract facts

[1] Literatur, Rhetorik: personifizierende oder gegenständliche Darstellung eines abstrakten Sachverhaltes

[2] Figure personification of a state

[2] bildhafte Personifikation eines Staates

How to use Allegorie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Allegorie with translations in English.

[1] Der Sensenmann (Tod) und die Justitia mit verbundenen Augen und einer Waage in der Hand (Gerechtigkeit) sind Beispiele für Allegorien.

[1] The Sensenmann (death) and the Justitia connected with connected eyes and a scales in the hand (justice) are examples of allegory

[2] Allegorien sind für Deutschland bzw. Deutsches Reich: die Germania, Frankreich: die Marianne, Schweiz: die Helvetia, Großbritannien: die Britannia, USA: Lady Liberty

[2] Allegories are for Germany or German Empire: The Germania, France: The Marianne, Switzerland: The Helvetia, Great Britain: The Britannia, USA: Lady Liberty

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