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Is it der, die oder das Controlling?


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

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

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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 Controlling?

How does the declension of Controlling 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 Controlling
Genitive des Controllings
Dative dem Controlling
Akkusative das Controlling

What is the meaning of Controlling in German?

Controlling has various definitions in German:

[1] Corporate department, internal accounting

[1] Unternehmensabteilung, internes Rechnungswesen

[2] Control function exercised by the corporate management

[2] von der Unternehmensführung ausgeübte Steuerungsfunktion

How to use Controlling in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Controlling with translations in English.

[1] Das Controlling möchte von Ihnen bis Ende der Woche eine Aufstellung über die zu erwartenden Abweichungen.

[1] Controlling would like to set up a list of the expected deviations by the end of the week

[1] „Der Mann, der eine der erfolgreichsten Wirtschaftshochschulen Deutschlands leitet, könnte auch im Controlling einer Sparkasse arbeiten.“

[1] "The man who heads one of the most successful economic universities in Germany could also work in controlling a savings bank"

[2] Nicht nur in mittleren Unternehmen ist Controlling Chefsache.

[2] Not only in medium -sized companies is controlling chief affair

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