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Is it der, die oder das Demenz?


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

The word Demenz 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 Demenz?

How does the declension of Demenz 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 Demenz die Demenzen
Genitive der Demenz der Demenzen
Dative der Demenz den Demenzen
Akkusative die Demenz die Demenzen

What is the meaning of Demenz in German?

Demenz is defined as:

[1] Loss of cognitive skills, for example memory, orientation, the ability to act, emotion, motivation or language

[1] Verlust kognitiver Fähigkeiten, zum Beispiel des Gedächtnisses, der Orientierung, der Handlungsfähigkeit, der Emotion, der Motivation oder der Sprache

How to use Demenz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Demenz with translations in English.

[1] „Ist das schon ein Zeichen von Demenz oder lediglich Ignoranz?“

[1] "Is that a sign of dementia or just ignorance"

[1] „Besonders in der zweiten Amtszeit, die er durch einen vorzeitigen, als quälend spät empfundenen Rücktritt beendete, machte sich seine fortschreitende Demenz bemerkbar.“

[1] "Especially in the second term, which he ended by a resignation, which he ended as an excruciatingly late, his progressive dementia" made himself aware ""

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