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Is it der, die oder das Cleverness?


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

The word Cleverness 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 Cleverness?

How does the declension of Cleverness 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 Cleverness
Genitive der Cleverness
Dative der Cleverness
Akkusative die Cleverness

What is the meaning of Cleverness in German?

Cleverness is defined as:

[1] Property to be very clever

[1] Eigenschaft, sehr gewitzt zu sein

How to use Cleverness in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cleverness with translations in English.

[1] „Seine Cleverness und Skrupellosigkeit verbargen sich hinter einem fast gütig wirkenden, sehr dunklen Gesicht mit Vollbart und großen, treu in die Welt blickenden Augen.“

[1] "His cleverness and unscrupulousness are hidden behind an almost kind -looking, very dark face with full beard and large, loyal to the world"

[1] „Auch Ranjids Cleverness wurde von der Lehrerin negativ getestet.“

[1] "Ranjids Cleverness was also negatively tested by the teacher"

[1] „Janies Cleverness bestand darin, dass sie, als sie in den Vorort kam, erkannte, wozu die Vororte da waren.“

[1] "Janie's cleverness was that when she came to the suburb, she recognized what the suburbs there was" for "

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