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Is it der, die oder das Deutlichkeit?


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

The word Deutlichkeit 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 Deutlichkeit?

How does the declension of Deutlichkeit 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 Deutlichkeit die Deutlichkeiten
Genitive der Deutlichkeit der Deutlichkeiten
Dative der Deutlichkeit den Deutlichkeiten
Akkusative die Deutlichkeit die Deutlichkeiten

What is the meaning of Deutlichkeit in German?

Deutlichkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Without plural: property to be very perceptible/understandable

[1] ohne Plural: Eigenschaft, sehr gut wahrnehmbar/verständlich zu sein

[2] Without plural: property to be clear/unmistakable

[2] ohne Plural: Eigenschaft, klar/unmissverständlich zu sein

[3] With plural: statement/action that is perceived as rough, outrageous

[3] mit Plural: Aussage/Handlung, die als grob, unverschämt empfunden wird

How to use Deutlichkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Deutlichkeit with translations in English.

[1] „Er fühlte überhaupt alle Dinge in übergroßer Deulichkeit, so, als wäre seine Haut unermeßlich ausgebreitet.“

[1] "He felt all things in an oversized clarity at all, as if his skin were unmistakably spread"

[2] Seine Aussage ließ uns mit aller Deutlichkeit wissen, was er wirklich wollte.

[2] His statement made us know what he really wanted

[3] Er warf ihm ein paar Deutlichkeiten an den Kopf.

[3] He threw a few clarities on the head

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