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Is it der, die oder das Angewohnheit?


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

The word Angewohnheit 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 Angewohnheit?

How does the declension of Angewohnheit 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 Angewohnheit die Angewohnheiten
Genitive der Angewohnheit der Angewohnheiten
Dative der Angewohnheit den Angewohnheiten
Akkusative die Angewohnheit die Angewohnheiten

What is the meaning of Angewohnheit in German?

Angewohnheit is defined as:

[1] action that became routine and is repeated, often unconsciously,

[1] Handlung, die zur Routine wurde und immer wieder, oft unbewusst, wiederholt wird

How to use Angewohnheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Angewohnheit with translations in English.

[1] Er hat die Angewohnheit, sich immer wieder zu entschuldigen.

[1] He has the habit of repeatedly apologies

[1] „Jedenfalls erinnere ich mich sehr gut daran, daß diese lobenswerte Angewohnheit seinem Zweiten Ingenieur zuwider war.“

[1] "In any case, I remember very well that this commendable habit of his second engineer wider"

[1] „Er hatte die Angewohnheit, sich wiederholt mit dem Handrücken die Nase zu reiben.“

[1] "He had the habit of repeating his nose with the back of the hand"

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