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Is it der, die oder das Charakteristikum?


The correct article in German of Charakteristikum is das. So it is das Charakteristikum! (nominative case)

The word Charakteristikum is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Charakteristikum?

How does the declension of Charakteristikum 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 das Charakteristikum die Charakteristika
Genitive des Charakteristikums der Charakteristika
Dative dem Charakteristikum den Charakteristika
Akkusative das Charakteristikum die Charakteristika

What is the meaning of Charakteristikum in German?

Charakteristikum is defined as:

[1] A certain characteristic of a person or an object service somewhat characterized for something

[1] eine bestimmte Eigenschaft einer Person oder eines Objekts; etwas Kennzeichnendes für etwas

How to use Charakteristikum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Charakteristikum with translations in English.

[1] Analysieren Sie bitte die Wörter in den folgenden Gruppen ihren Charakteristika zufolge!

[1] Please analyze the words in the following groups according to their characteristics

[1] „Für viele Mittelgebirge ist der Baumbestand ein wesentliches Charakteristikum.“

[1] "For many low mountain ranges, the tree population is an essential characteristic area"

[1] „Schon am Eingang zeigten sich die Charakteristika der Anlage.“

[1] "Already at the entrance, the characteristics of the plant" showed themselves "

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