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Is it der, die oder das Determination?


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

The word Determination 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 Determination?

How does the declension of Determination 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 Determination die Determinationen
Genitive der Determination der Determinationen
Dative der Determination den Determinationen
Akkusative die Determination die Determinationen

What is the meaning of Determination in German?

Determination has various definitions in German:

[1] determination, determination

[1] Bestimmtheit, Bestimmung

[2] Linguistics: More detailed determination of a linguistic unit by another

[2] Linguistik: nähere Bestimmung einer sprachlichen Einheit durch eine andere

[3] Linguistics, glossematics: one -sided dependency relation

[3] Linguistik, Glossematik: einseitige Abhängigkeitsrelation

[4] Philosophy: Specification of characteristics that are due to an object that is to be determined (determined)

[4] Philosophie: Angabe von Merkmalen, die einem Gegenstand, der bestimmt (determiniert) werden soll, zukommen

How to use Determination in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Determination with translations in English.

[1] Man kann überlegen, wie weit der Mensch durch genetische oder soziale Determination festgelegt oder in welchem Grad er dennoch frei ist.

[1] You can think about how far people determine through genetic or social determination or to what extent it is still free

[2] In dem Satzglied "der kleine Junge" liegt eine Determination von "Junge" durch "kleine" vor.

[2] In the sentence member "The Little Boy" there is a determination of "young" by "little" in front





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