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Is it der, die oder das Aufteilung?


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

The word Aufteilung 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 Aufteilung?

How does the declension of Aufteilung 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 Aufteilung die Aufteilungen
Genitive der Aufteilung der Aufteilungen
Dative der Aufteilung den Aufteilungen
Akkusative die Aufteilung die Aufteilungen

What is the meaning of Aufteilung in German?

Aufteilung has various definitions in German:

[1] assignment of parts of a whole to people, countries or the like

[1] Zuordnung von Teilen eines Ganzen zu Personen, Ländern oder dergleichen

[2] Type of structuring a whole

[2] Art der Strukturierung eines Ganzen

How to use Aufteilung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufteilung with translations in English.

[1] 1884/85 trat Deutschland in den Wettlauf der imperialistischen Staaten um die Aufteilung der Welt ein, ohne aber das Kolonialreich wesentlich zu vergrößern.

[1] 1884/85 Germany entered the race for the imperialist states around the division of the world, but without significantly increasing the colonial kingdom

[2] Die räumliche Aufteilung der Wohnung ist für unsere Zwecke ungünstig.

[2] The spatial division of the apartment is unfavorable for our purposes

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