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Is it der, die oder das Delikatesse?


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

The word Delikatesse 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 Delikatesse?

How does the declension of Delikatesse 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 Delikatesse die Delikatessen
Genitive der Delikatesse der Delikatessen
Dative der Delikatesse den Delikatessen
Akkusative die Delikatesse die Delikatessen

What is the meaning of Delikatesse in German?

Delikatesse has various definitions in German:

[1] Particularly tasty food

[1] besonders wohlschmeckende Speise

[2] Outdated: Particularly considerate attitude towards others

[2] veraltet: besonders rücksichtsvolle Einstellung anderen gegenüber

How to use Delikatesse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Delikatesse with translations in English.

[1] Delikatessen kann man sich nicht immer leisten.

[1] Delicatesses cannot always be grown

[2] Er behandelte sie mit äußerster Delikatesse.

[2] He treated them with extreme delicacy

[2] „Es ist bei mir nicht bloß Delikatesse, es ist Pflicht, mußt du wissen, mein liebwerter General!“

[2] "It is not just a delicacy for me, it is mandatory, you have to know my lovable general" "

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