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Is it der, die oder das Autobiographie?


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

The word Autobiographie 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 Autobiographie?

How does the declension of Autobiographie 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 Autobiographie die Autobiographien
Genitive der Autobiographie der Autobiographien
Dative der Autobiographie den Autobiographien
Akkusative die Autobiographie die Autobiographien

What is the meaning of Autobiographie in German?

Autobiographie 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 Autobiographie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Autobiographie with translations in English.

[1] „In Wahrheit siechte Seume dahin, schrieb zwischen den geliebten Toten aus dem alten Griechenland seine Autobiographie, exzerpierte Plutarch und notierte Aphorismen, von denen er schon ahnte, dass sie apokryph bleiben würden.“

[1] "In truth, Seume docked, wrote his autobiography, excerpted plutarch between the beloved deaths from ancient Greece and wrote to aporisms that he suspected that they would remain apocryphous"

[1] „Außerdem erzähl ich euch auch nicht meine ganze verfluchte Autobiographie oder so was.“

[1] "In addition, I don't tell you all my cursed autobiography or something"

[1] „So verwundert es nicht, dass die Mehrzahl der von Roma geschriebenen literarischen Werke entweder Autobiographien sind oder autobiographische Züge tragen.“

[1] “It is therefore not surprising that the majority of Roma's literary works are either autobiographies or wear autobiographical features”

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