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Is it der, die oder das Arbeitskraft?


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

The word Arbeitskraft 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 Arbeitskraft?

How does the declension of Arbeitskraft 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 Arbeitskraft die Arbeitskräfte
Genitive der Arbeitskraft der Arbeitskräfte
Dative der Arbeitskraft den Arbeitskräften
Akkusative die Arbeitskraft die Arbeitskräfte

What is the meaning of Arbeitskraft in German?

Arbeitskraft has various definitions in German:

[1] (physical) work performing people

[1] (körperliche) Arbeit leistender Mensch

[2] performance

[2] Leistungsfähigkeit

How to use Arbeitskraft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arbeitskraft with translations in English.

[1] Sie ist eine billige Arbeitskraft.

[1] It is a cheap workman

[1] „Meyers Ziel ist es, die Afrikaner zu willigen Arbeitskräften zu erziehen.“

[1] "Meyer's goal is to educate the Africans to work"

[1] „Der Umsatz in unserem Webshop nimmt stetig zu, und wir beschließen, eine Arbeitskraft umzuwandeln in eine Bürokraft.“

[1] "The turnover in our web shop is constantly increasing and we decide to convert a worker into an office power"

[1] „Die unfreiwilligen Arbeitskräfte wurden in Afrika eingekauft.“

[1] "The involuntary workers were purchased in Africa"

[1] Wirklich durchsetzen kann [Preusens König] Friedrich Wilhelm I. eine allgemeine Schulpflicht allerdings nicht: Viele Bauern weigern sich weiterhin, ihre Kinder zum Unterricht zu schicken, weil sie dann als Arbeitskräfte fehlen.

[1] However, [Preusen's king] Friedrich Wilhelm Iä does not have a general compulsory schooling: Many farmers continue to refuse to send their children to class because they are then missing as workers.

[2] Seine Arbeitskraft hat im Laufe des Jahres nachgelassen.

[2] His workforce has released in the course of the year

[2] „Offenbar kann jedermann einfach in ein x-beliebiges Krankenhaus hineinlaufen und seine Arbeitskraft als Praktikant anbieten, gratis, versteht sich.“

[2] "Apparently everyone can simply run into an X-like hospital and offer their workforce as an intern, free of charge, of course"

[2] „Außerdem wird sie auf dem Resthof eingesetzt, je nach Jahreszeit, wo ihre Arbeitskraft gebraucht wird.“

[2] "In addition, it is used in the rest of the farm, depending on the season where your workforce is needed"

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