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Is it der, die oder das Delegation?


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

The word Delegation 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 Delegation?

How does the declension of Delegation 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 Delegation die Delegationen
Genitive der Delegation der Delegationen
Dative der Delegation den Delegationen
Akkusative die Delegation die Delegationen

What is the meaning of Delegation in German?

Delegation has various definitions in German:

[1] Action to send someone or several people to a certain event in a representation

[1] Handlung, jemanden oder mehrere Personen vertretungsweise zu einer bestimmten Veranstaltung zu schicken

[2] group of people affected by [1]

[2] Gruppe von Personen, die von [1] betroffen sind

[3] Transfer of something (performance, right, ...)

[3] Übertragung von etwas (Leistung, Rechte, …)

How to use Delegation in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Delegation with translations in English.



[2] „Doch die Fahrzeuge der Delegation, immerhin zwei Kleinbusse und mehrere Geländewagen, blieben nicht alle trocken.“

[2] "But the vehicles of the delegation, at least two minibuses and several off -road vehicles, not all dried" remained "

[2] „Früh startete die Delegation aus Wirtschaftsbossen, Journalisten und Kulturgästen in Anoraks die Wanderung.“

[2] "The delegation from business bosses, journalists and cultural guests in Anoraks started early on"

[2] „Es gibt auch Berichte von Delegationen aus der Provinz, die in Paris ihren Senator besucht haben.“

[2] "There are also reports from delegations from the province who visited their senator in Paris"



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