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Is it der, die oder das Artigkeit?


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

The word Artigkeit 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 Artigkeit?

How does the declension of Artigkeit 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 Artigkeit die Artigkeiten
Genitive der Artigkeit der Artigkeiten
Dative der Artigkeit den Artigkeiten
Akkusative die Artigkeit die Artigkeiten

What is the meaning of Artigkeit in German?

Artigkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] In the singular: well -being, formal, respectful behavior

[1] im Singular: wohlerzogenes, formales, respektvolles Verhalten

[2] In the plural: well -being, formal, phrase, respectful words

[2] im Plural: wohlerzogene, formale, floskelhafte, respektvolle Worte

How to use Artigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Artigkeit with translations in English.

[1] „Artigkeit ist daher eine förmliche Pflicht, und jede Pflicht ist Tugend, sobald diese Pflicht erfüllet wird.“

[1] "Corporation is therefore a formal duty, and every duty is virtue as soon as this obligation is fulfilled"

[2] „Der Birmese ist ein liebenswürdiger, etwas überlegener Causeur, der den Frauen allerlei Artigkeiten zu sagen und vor allem über die kleinen Dinge der Täglichkeit anregend zu sprechen weiß.“

[2] "The Birmese is a lovable, somewhat superior cause, which to tell women all sorts of things and, above all, stimulate the little things of the work" "

[2] „Man sagte sich wechselseitig Artigkeiten und bedankte sich überschwenglich für die Gaben.“

[2] "One said mutually and thanked them exuberantly for the gifts"

[2] „Aber auf solche Artigkeiten verfallen alle Regierungen, um sich selbst keine Vorwürfe machen zu müssen.“

[2] "But on such coincidence, all governments expire in order not to have to blame themselves"

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