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Is it der, die oder das Aufmerksamkeit?


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

The word Aufmerksamkeit 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 Aufmerksamkeit?

How does the declension of Aufmerksamkeit 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 Aufmerksamkeit die Aufmerksamkeiten
Genitive der Aufmerksamkeit der Aufmerksamkeiten
Dative der Aufmerksamkeit den Aufmerksamkeiten
Akkusative die Aufmerksamkeit die Aufmerksamkeiten

What is the meaning of Aufmerksamkeit in German?

Aufmerksamkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: targeted perception of the environment

[1] kein Plural: gezielte Wahrnehmung der Umwelt

[2] Small gift that is handed over to someone at a meeting

[2] kleines Geschenk, das jemandem bei einem Zusammentreffen übergeben wird

How to use Aufmerksamkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufmerksamkeit with translations in English.

[1] Nach ein paar Stunden Vortrag ließ seine Aufmerksamkeit nach.

[1] After a few hours of lecture, his attention followed

[1] „In die St.-Kamillus-Kirche gingen auch unverheiratete Mädchen, in der Hoffnung, die Aufmerksamkeit eines wohlhabenden Junggesellen auf sich zu ziehen.“

[1] "In the Stä-Kamillus church, unmarried girls also went in the hope of attracting the attention of a wealthy bachelor."

[1] „Das hatte Aufmerksamkeit erregt.“

[1] "That had attracted attention"

[1] „Die brennenden Regenwälder des Amazonas […] haben weltweit enorme Aufmerksamkeit erregt.“

[1] "The burning rainforests of the Amazon [...] have attracted enormous attention worldwide"

[1] „Der britische Autor Samuel Johnson hat das im 18. Jahrhundert schön formuliert: »Glaubt mir, Sir, wenn ein Mann weiß, dass er in zwei Wochen gehängt wird, schärft das seine Aufmerksamkeit ungemein.«“

[1] "The British author Samuel Johnson put it beautifully in the 18 human century:" Believe me, Sir, if a man knows that he will be hung in two weeks, this sharpens his attention. ""

[1] „Ziel von Challenges ist Aufmerksamkeit, die von Mutproben Überwindung.“

[1] “The goal of Challenges is attention that overcoming courageous samples”

[2] Als kleine Aufmerksamkeit brachte er ihr eine Schachtel Pralinen mit.

[2] As a little attention, he brought her a box of chocolates

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