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Is it der, die oder das Allergie?


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

The word Allergie 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 Allergie?

How does the declension of Allergie 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 Allergie die Allergien
Genitive der Allergie der Allergien
Dative der Allergie den Allergien
Akkusative die Allergie die Allergien

What is the meaning of Allergie in German?

Allergie is defined as:

[1] Medicine: violent immune response to normally harmless substances or environmental substances

[1] Medizin: heftige Immunreaktion auf normalerweise harmlose Substanzen oder Umweltstoffe

How to use Allergie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Allergie with translations in English.

[1] Die verbreitetste Allergie ist der Heuschnupfen.

[1] The most common allergy is the hay fever

[1] „Frauen leiden daher häufiger an Allergien und an Autoimmunerkrankungen – an der Schilddrüsenerkrankung Morbus Basedow etwa, bei der sich eigene Antikörper gegen Schilddrüsengewebe richten, erkranken Frauen etwa achtmal häufiger als Männer.“

[1] "Women are therefore more likely to suffer from allergies and autoimmune diseases - on the thyroid disease of the Basedow's disease, for example, in which their own antibodies are directed against thyroid tissue, women develop about eight times more often than men" "

[1] „Obwohl nur etwa drei Prozent aller Bundesbürger nachweislich an Allergien leiden, glaubt inzwischen fast jeder, gegen irgendetwas allergisch zu sein.“

[1] "Although only about three percent of all Germans have been shown to suffer from allergies, almost everyone now believes that it is allergic to something"

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