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Is it der, die oder das Armutszeugnis?


The correct article in German of Armutszeugnis is das. So it is das Armutszeugnis! (nominative case)

The word Armutszeugnis is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Armutszeugnis?

How does the declension of Armutszeugnis 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 das Armutszeugnis die Armutszeugnisse
Genitive des Armutszeugnisses der Armutszeugnisse
Dative dem Armutszeugnis dem Armutszeugnisse den Armutszeugnissen
Akkusative das Armutszeugnis die Armutszeugnisse

What is the meaning of Armutszeugnis in German?

Armutszeugnis is defined as:

[1] Proof of unsuitability

[1] Beweis der Untauglichkeit

How to use Armutszeugnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Armutszeugnis with translations in English.

[1] "Für die Armen ist diese Situation demütigend, doch für den Sozialstaat ein echtes Armutszeugnis."

[1] "This situation is humiliating for the poor, but a real certificate of poverty for the welfare state"

[1] „Das ist Sprech-Musik […] Der Verwaltungsgerichtshof spricht von ‚prävalierender Rechtswidrigkeit‘. Soll heißen: Die Bescheide der Erst- und Berufungsbehörde sind totaler Nonsens, hirnrissig, ein Armutszeugnis.“

[1] "This is speech music [...] The administrative court speaks of 'prevalent illegality' that means that the notices of the first and appeal authority are total nonsense, brain-tearing, a certificate of poverty."

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