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Is it der, die oder das Dasein?


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

The word Dasein 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 Dasein?

How does the declension of Dasein 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 Dasein
Genitive des Daseins
Dative dem Dasein
Akkusative das Dasein

What is the meaning of Dasein in German?

Dasein is defined as:

[1] The life of a person

[1] das Leben eines Menschen

How to use Dasein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dasein with translations in English.

[1] Sie freuten sich ihres Daseins.

[1] They were happy to their existence

[1] „Es sieht also ganz so aus, als ob das Schimpfen essenziell zum menschlichen Dasein dazugehören würde.“

[1] So "it looks as if the scolding essential dignity to human existence"

[1] „Schon in der Hafenkneipe hatte er erkannt, daß ihm John auf der weiten Fahrt in die Arktis das einsame Dasein unter den Grobianen und den ausgemachten Strolchen seiner Besatzung als guter Kamerad erträglich machen konnte.“

[1] "He had already recognized in the harbor pub that John was able to make the lonely existence among the coarse jellies and the aggravated strol of his crew to bear as good comrade on the long journey into the Arctic"

[1] „Die Bohémiens gehen jetzt ins Romanische Café, in dessen kuppelförmiger Halle die unter Kettenhändlern von der Rennbahn und Börsenspekulanten ein ziemlich geduldetes Dasein fristen.“

[1] "The Bohémia are now going to the Romanesque Café, in whose dome -shaped hall that under chain dealers from the racetrack and stock exchange speculator a fairly tolerated existence"

[1] „In diesen drei entscheidenden Jahren meines Daseins verlor man oft die Hoffnung, daß ich weiterleben werde.“

[1] "In these three decisive years of my existence, one often lost hope that I will continue to live"

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