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Is it der, die oder das Aufrichtigkeit?


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

The word Aufrichtigkeit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Aufrichtigkeit?

How does the declension of Aufrichtigkeit 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 Aufrichtigkeit die Aufrichtigkeiten
Genitive der Aufrichtigkeit der Aufrichtigkeiten
Dative der Aufrichtigkeit den Aufrichtigkeiten
Akkusative die Aufrichtigkeit die Aufrichtigkeiten

What is the meaning of Aufrichtigkeit in German?

Aufrichtigkeit is defined as:

[1] mostly singular: attitude of someone to correctly represent your own opinion/ your own knowledge

[1] meist Singular: Haltung von jemand, die eigene Meinung/ das eigene Wissen korrekt zu vertreten

How to use Aufrichtigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufrichtigkeit with translations in English.

[1] Seine Aufrichtigkeit ist bemerkenswert.

[1] His sincerity is remarkable

[1] „Natascha überliess sich diesem neuen Gefühl mit solcher Rückhaltlosigkeit und Aufrichtigkeit, dass sie nicht einmal den Versuch machte, die Freude und Fröhlichkeit zu verbergen, die an die Stelle ihres Kummers getreten war.“

[1] "Natascha left this new feeling with such soreness and sincerity that she did not even try to hide the joy and happiness that had taken the place of her grief"

[1] „Ich konnte weder an der Verschwiegenheit C. C.s zweifeln noch an der Aufrichtigkeit, mit der sie mir davon erzählt hätte, wenn sie ihrer Nonne auch nur die geringste Andeutung gemacht hätte.“

[1] "I could not doubt the confidentiality of C. C.'s nor about the sincerity with which she would have told me about it if she had even made her nun the slightest hint."

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