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Is it der, die oder das Autonomie?


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

The word Autonomie 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 Autonomie?

How does the declension of Autonomie 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 Autonomie die Autonomien
Genitive der Autonomie der Autonomien
Dative der Autonomie den Autonomien
Akkusative die Autonomie die Autonomien

What is the meaning of Autonomie in German?

Autonomie has various definitions in German:

[1] Politics: Right to give yourself laws and/or to live according to your own laws

[1] Politik: Recht, sich selbst Gesetze zu geben und/oder nach eigenen Gesetzen zu leben

[2] Education: Possibility to be able to organize yourself without unwanted influence from the outside

[2] bildungssprachlich: Möglichkeit, sich ohne ungewollten Einfluss von außen selbst organisieren zu können

[3] Philosophy, especially ethics: condition of a person to have the laws of his behavior and action prescribed by his conscience

[3] Philosophie, speziell Ethik: Zustand eines Menschen, sich nur von seinem Gewissen die Gesetze seines Verhaltens und Handelns vorschreiben zu lassen

How to use Autonomie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Autonomie with translations in English.

[1] Mit ihrer Erklärung fordern sie ihre Autonomie.

[1] With your explanation you demand your autonomy

[1] „Erst am Ende der zweiten Zigarette entschloß ich mich zu lachen und über die bevorstehende Autonomie Jerichos zu freuen.“

[1] "Only at the end of the second cigarette did I decide to laugh and to be happy about the upcoming autonomy of Jerichos"

[1] „Erst 1905 wurde die Forderung nach einer nationalen und kulturellen Autonomie in aller Form in das Parteiprogramm aufgenommen.“

[1] "It was not until 1905 that the demand for national and cultural autonomy was all formed in the party program"

[2] Ihre erlangte Autonomie stellt sie vor neue Probleme.

[2] Your autonomy gained presents you with new problems

[2] „Für jemanden wie mich, der sich seit Jahrzehnten um nichts so sehr bemüht hatte wie um Autonomie, war das ein durchaus bahnbrechendes Ereignis.“

[2] "For someone like me, who had not tried as much as an autonomy for decades, it was a completely groundbreaking event"



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