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Is it der, die oder das Biografie?


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

The word Biografie 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 Biografie?

How does the declension of Biografie 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 Biografie die Biografien
Genitive der Biografie der Biografien
Dative der Biografie den Biografien
Akkusative die Biografie die Biografien

What is the meaning of Biografie in German?

Biografie is defined as:

[1] Description of life of a person

[1] Lebensbeschreibung einer Person

How to use Biografie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Biografie with translations in English.

[1] Über viele prominente Personen sind bereits Biografien erschienen, z. B. über den deutschen Bundespräsidenten Horst Köhler.

[1] Biographies have already been published by many prominent people, Zäb B. about the German Federal President Horst Köhler.

[1] „Nicht nur Schmähbriefe, sondern auch erstaunlich viele zustimmende Briefe erreichen mich, von jungen Leuten, die sich bei mir dafür bedanken, dass ich die Biografie unserer ganzen Generation in Ägypten geschrieben habe.“

[1] "Not only abuse briefs, but also astonishingly many approving letters reach me from young people who thank me for writing the biography of our whole generation in Egypt"

[1] „Auch eine Biografie, die aus dem Filmporträt hervorging, hob sich aus Sicht des CDU-Patriarchen angenehm von dem ab, was er sonst über sich lesen musste.“

[1] "Also a biography that emerged from the film portrait, from the perspective of the CDU patriarch, gave rise to whatever he had to read about himself"

[1] „Vieles, was ihr bislang in ihrer Biografie und in ihrem Verhalten als sonderbar erschienen war, was sie sich selbst auch übel genommen hatte, macht nun Sinn.“

[1] "Much of what she had so far appeared in her biography and in her behavior as strange, which she had also taken away, now makes sense"

[1] „Dann stieg er ins Auto mit einer verwegenen Idee, die ihm im Sinne seiner politischen Biografie allerdings höchst angemessen vorkam.“

[1] "Then he got into the car with a daring idea, which, however, in the sense of his political biography"

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