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Is it der, die oder das Deklaration?


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

The word Deklaration 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 Deklaration?

How does the declension of Deklaration 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 Deklaration die Deklarationen
Genitive der Deklaration der Deklarationen
Dative der Deklaration den Deklarationen
Akkusative die Deklaration die Deklarationen

What is the meaning of Deklaration in German?

Deklaration has various definitions in German:

[1] Content or value of a shipping goods

[1] Inhalts- oder Wertangabe eines Versandguts

[2] Message to abandoning foreign trade authorities

[2] gegenüber Auslandshandelsbehörden abzugebende Meldung

[3] IT, IT: Definition of dimension, identification, data type and other aspects of a variable

[3] EDV, IT: Festlegung von Dimension, Bezeichner, Datentyp und weiteren Aspekten einer Variablen

[4] Linguistics: Class of speaking files in which what is said also happens at the same time

[4] Linguistik: Klasse von Sprechakten, bei denen das, was gesagt wird, auch zugleich geschieht

How to use Deklaration in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Deklaration with translations in English.

[1] Laut Deklaration enthält das Paket Kosmetikartikel.

[1] According to declaration, the package contains cosmetic article

[2] Bei der Einfuhr der Tiere wurde in der Deklaration ein anderes Herkunftsland angegeben.

[2] When importing the animals, another country of origin was given in the declaration

[3] In C müssen die Deklarationen am Anfang stehen.

[3] In C, the declarations must be at the beginning

[4] Die Äußerung „Ich taufe dich auf den Namen xy“ ist eine Deklaration, wenn sie unter den erforderlichen Bedingungen erfolgt.

[4] The statement "I baptize you in the name XY" is a declaration if it takes place under the required conditions

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