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Is it der, die oder das Deskription?


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

The word Deskription 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 Deskription?

How does the declension of Deskription 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 Deskription die Deskriptionen
Genitive der Deskription der Deskriptionen
Dative der Deskription den Deskriptionen
Akkusative die Deskription die Deskriptionen

What is the meaning of Deskription in German?

Deskription has various definitions in German:

[1] Specialized language: Description

[1] fachsprachlich: Beschreibung

[2] Linguistics: Description, Däh. Representation of linguistic circumstances using specialist terminology

[2] Linguistik: Beschreibung, d.h. Darstellung sprachlicher Gegebenheiten unter Verwendung der Fachterminologie

How to use Deskription in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Deskription with translations in English.

[1] „Die Verfahren der Statistik beschränken sich in diesem Fall auf Deskription (deskriptive Statistik)…“

[1] "In this case, the statistics' methods are limited to description (descriptive statistics) ..."

[2] Beobachtung, Beschreibung (= Deskription) und Erklärung sind die wesentlichen Aufgaben jeder Wissenschaft, so auch der Linguistik.

[2] Observation, description (= description) and explanation are the essential tasks of all science, including the linguistics

[2] Die Linguistik hat Deskription lange als ihre Hauptaufgabe betrachtet und nannte sich entsprechend Deskriptive Linguistik.

[2] The linguistics have long regarded description as its main task and called itself according to descriptive linguistics

[2] „Zumindest kann jede wissenschaftliche Deskription auch normativ genutzt werden.“

[2] "At least every scientific description can also be used normatively"

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