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Is it der, die oder das Bitterkeit?


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

The word Bitterkeit 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 Bitterkeit?

How does the declension of Bitterkeit 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 Bitterkeit die Bitterkeiten
Genitive der Bitterkeit der Bitterkeiten
Dative der Bitterkeit den Bitterkeiten
Akkusative die Bitterkeit die Bitterkeiten

What is the meaning of Bitterkeit in German?

Bitterkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Without plural: property to have a bitter taste

[1] ohne Plural: Eigenschaft, einen bitteren Geschmack zu haben

[2] Property to be bitter

[2] Eigenschaft, verbittert zu sein

How to use Bitterkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bitterkeit with translations in English.

[1] Die Bitterkeit dieser Schokolade stieß ihn ab.

[1] The bitterness of this chocolate pushed him

[2] „Die Stimmung großer Teile der Bevölkerung war inzwischen in Bitterkeit verhärtet.“

[2] "The mood of large parts of the population was now hardened in bitterness"

[2] „Weitere Schwierigkeiten mit der österreichischen Zensur verstärkten seine Bitterkeit.“

[2] "Further difficulties with Austrian censorship strengthened its bitterness"

[2] „Er folgte mir und gratulierte mir mit einer gewissen Bitterkeit zu meinem Glück, daß ich ein zweites Mal mit der Herrin seines Herzens auf dem Ball gewesen war.“

[2] "He followed me and luckily congratulated me with my luck that I had been on the ball with the mistress of his heart a second time"

[2] „Und dabei lachte sie voll Übermut und Bitterkeit.“

[2] "And she laughed full of high spirits and bitterness"

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