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Is it der, die oder das Altersvorsorge?


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

The word Altersvorsorge 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 Altersvorsorge?

How does the declension of Altersvorsorge 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 Altersvorsorge die Altersvorsorgen
Genitive der Altersvorsorge der Altersvorsorgen
Dative der Altersvorsorge den Altersvorsorgen
Akkusative die Altersvorsorge die Altersvorsorgen

What is the meaning of Altersvorsorge in German?

Altersvorsorge is defined as:

[1] mostly singular: totality of the measures to secure the standard of living after leaving the working life

[1] meist Singular: Gesamtheit der Maßnahmen zur Sicherung des Lebensstandards nach dem Ausscheiden aus dem Berufsleben

How to use Altersvorsorge in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altersvorsorge with translations in English.

[1] „Hätte ich Geld dafür genommen, wäre das Thema Altersvorsorge für mich heute erledigt.“[1]

[1] "If I had taken money for it, the subject of old-age provision would be over for me today." [1]

[1] „Immobilien gelten als krisensichere Altersvorsorge und gerade vor dem Hintergrund historisch günstiger Baugeldzinsen kann es sich lohnen, über eine vermietete Immobilie langfristig Vermögen aufzubauen.“[2]

[1] "Real estate is considered to be a crisis-proof old-age provision and, especially against the background of historically favorable building money interest rates, it can be worthwhile to build up long-term assets through a rented property ." [2]

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