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Is it der, die oder das Apartheid?


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

The word Apartheid 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 Apartheid?

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

What is the meaning of Apartheid in German?

Apartheid is defined as:

[1] Earlier racial segregation between black and white in South Africa

[1] frühere Rassentrennung zwischen Schwarzen und Weißen in Südafrika

How to use Apartheid in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Apartheid with translations in English.

[1] Zu Zeiten der Apartheid in Südafrika war es Schwarzen verboten, Weiße zu heiraten.

[1] At the time of apartheid in South Africa it was forbidden black to get white too married

[1] „Er war eine der wichtigsten Führungsfiguren im Kampf gegen die Apartheid und wurde nach deren Ende der erste schwarze Präsident Südafrikas.“

[1] "He was one of the most important leader in the fight against apartheid and after its end the first black president of South Africa" ​​became "

[1] „Im Blick auf die Beziehungen zur rumänischen Bevölkerungsmehrheit kann man, ohne zu dramatisieren, von einer nicht kodifizierten Apartheid in den wichtigsten Lebensbereichen sprechen, die auch nicht in den Bildungsinstitutionen durchbrochen wird.“

[1] "In view of the relationships with the Romanian majority of the population, one can speak of a non -codified apartheid in the most important areas of life that is not broken through in the educational institutions"

[1] „Das System der Apartheid ist nicht länger zu halten.“

[1] "The system of apartheid is no longer to be held"

[1] „Wir machten einen Abstecher zu District Six, während der Zeit der Apartheid ein lebendiger Teil von Kapstadt, der dem Rassismus widerstanden hatte und als sicheres, multikulturelles Innenstadtviertel aufgeblüht war."

[1] "We made a detour to District Six, during the time of the apartheid a lively part of Cape Town, which had resisted racism and was blossomed as a safe, multicultural inner city district"

[1] „Apartheid war ein Polizeistaat, ein Überwachungssystem und ein Gesetzwerk.“

[1] "Apartheid was a police state, a surveillance system and a law"

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