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Is it der, die oder das Autobiografie?


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

The word Autobiografie 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 Autobiografie?

How does the declension of Autobiografie 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 Autobiografie die Autobiografien
Genitive der Autobiografie der Autobiografien
Dative der Autobiografie den Autobiografien
Akkusative die Autobiografie die Autobiografien

What is the meaning of Autobiografie in German?

Autobiografie is defined as:

[1] Literature: Description of life of a person who is written by this person himself

[1] Literatur: Lebensbeschreibung einer Person, die von dieser Person selbst verfasst wird

How to use Autobiografie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Autobiografie with translations in English.

[1] Viele prominente Personen schreiben Autobiografien, z. B. Dieter Bohlen, welchem jedoch ein Ghostwriter zur Seite stand, der ihn beim Schreiben unterstützte.

[1] Many prominent people write autobiographies, Zäb B. Dieter Bohlen, who, however, was a ghostwriter to support him in writing.

[1] „Nachdem ich die Kurzfassung meiner Autobiografie beendet hatte, war ich nicht mehr derselbe.“

[1] "After I ended the short version of my autobiography, I was no longer the same"

[1] „In seiner Autobiografie wird er später behaupten, er sei an diesem Tag auch Regent geworden – eine Interpretation, die er in den folgenden Jahren gegen die konservativen Kräfte im Land durchsetzt.“

[1] "In his autobiography, he will later say that he had become rain on this day - an interpretation that he continued against the conservative forces in the country in the following years"

[1] „Ich schreibe Autobiografien für andere Menschen, ich bin das gewöhnt, und bislang war mir das ganz recht so.“

[1] "I write autobiographies for other people, I am used to it, and so far it was quite so far"

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