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Is it der, die oder das Altersarmut?


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

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

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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 Altersarmut?

How does the declension of Altersarmut 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 Altersarmut
Genitive der Altersarmut
Dative der Altersarmut
Akkusative die Altersarmut

What is the meaning of Altersarmut in German?

Altersarmut is defined as:

[1] Among other things, the sinking of pension in old age

[1] unter anderem durch das Sinken der Rente bedingte Armut im Alter

How to use Altersarmut in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altersarmut with translations in English.

[1] „Was die soziale Wirklichkeit der DDR in ihren späten Jahren vor allem kennzeichnete, waren häufige Altersarmut und grassierende Wohnungsnot, wachsender Pflegenotstand und die zunehmende Überforderung des Gesundheitswesens.“

[1] "What characterized the social reality of the GDR in its late years were frequent poverty in old age and rampant housing shortage, growing nursing emergency and the increasing overwhelming of the healthcare system"

[1] „Je mehr Menschen wieder in sozialversicherungspflichtige Jobs kämen, desto stärker füllten sich folglich die Sozialkassen. Langfristig könne so auch die stärker um sich greifende Altersarmut eingedämmt werden, wenn Rentner nach ihrer Erwerbstätigkeit von ihren Altersbezügen leben könnten, führte der Verbandschef aus.“

[1] “The more people would come back to jobs subject to social security contributions, the more the social security filled in the long term, the poverty in old age can also be contained more strongly if pensioners could live from their age references after their employment, the leader of the association stated. "

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