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Is it der, die oder das Allgemeinheit?


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

The word Allgemeinheit 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 Allgemeinheit?

How does the declension of Allgemeinheit 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 Allgemeinheit die Allgemeinheiten
Genitive der Allgemeinheit der Allgemeinheiten
Dative der Allgemeinheit den Allgemeinheiten
Akkusative die Allgemeinheit die Allgemeinheiten

What is the meaning of Allgemeinheit in German?

Allgemeinheit has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: entirety, all

[1] kein Plural: Gesamtheit, alle

[2] mostly in the plural: general types of speaking

[2] meist im Plural: allgemeine Redensarten

How to use Allgemeinheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Allgemeinheit with translations in English.

[1] Das ist für die Allgemeinheit.

[1] This is for the generality

[1] Aber Gewerkschaften und Arbeitgeber fanden es leicht, Fehlentscheidungen und Zukunftslasten abzuwälzen auf die Allgemeinheit, und die politischen Parteien konnten und wollten nicht Spielverderber sein.

[1] But unions and employers found it easy to get wrong decisions and future burdens on the general public, and the political parties could and did not want to spoil the game

[1] „Kein medizinisches Fach ist so sehr auf eine sachliche Berichterstattung, auf behutsamen Umgang mit Fachworten und eine wohlwollende Einstellung der Allgemeinheit angewiesen wie die Psychiatrie.“

[1] "No medical subject is as much dependent on factual reporting, careful handling of specialist words and a benevolent attitude of the general public as the psychiatry"

[2] Ich finde Diskussionen mit ihm ermüdend, er trägt doch nie mehr als Allgemeinheiten bei.

[2] I find discussions with him tiring, he never wears again as generalities

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