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Is it der, die oder das Diabetes?


The correct article in German of Diabetes is der. So it is der Diabetes! (nominative case)

The word Diabetes is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Diabetes?

How does the declension of Diabetes 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 der Diabetes
Genitive des Diabetes
Dative dem Diabetes
Akkusative den Diabetes

What is the meaning of Diabetes in German?

Diabetes has various definitions in German:

[1] Medicine: Diabetes mellitus: metabolic disease, characterized by reduced or missing formation of insulin as well as by increased urine output and increased thirst feeling, which quickly leads to death on the death (so-called diabetes mellitus type 1 or type 1 diabetes or Juvenil diabetes)

[1] Medizin: Diabetes mellitus: Stoffwechselerkrankung, charakterisiert durch verminderte beziehungsweise fehlende Bildung von Insulin sowie durch vermehrte Urinausscheidung und gesteigertes Durstgefühl, die unbehandelt schnell zum Tode führt; Autoimmunerkrankung (sogenannter Diabetes mellitus Typ 1 oder Typ-1-Diabetes oder juveniler Diabetes)

[1] Medicine: Diabetes mellitus: metabolic disease in which there is an increased insulinity towards insulin (so-called diabetes mellitus type 2 or type 2 diabetes or age diabetes)

[1] Medizin: Diabetes mellitus: Stoffwechselerkrankung, bei der eine gesteigerte Unempfindlichkeit gegenüber Insulin besteht (sogenannter Diabetes mellitus Typ 2 oder Typ-2-Diabetes oder Altersdiabetes)

[2] Medicine: Diabetes Insipidus: Disease, which is characterized by increased urine excretion and increased feeling of thirst

[2] Medizin: Diabetes insipidus: Erkrankung, die durch vermehrte Urinausscheidung und gesteigertes Durstgefühl charakterisiert ist

How to use Diabetes in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diabetes with translations in English.

[1] Diabetes muss behandelt werden.

[1] Diabetes must be treated

[1] „Er hat schwere Rückenprobleme, doch auch Diabetes und eine Reihe kleinerer Diagnosen lassen ihn kaum noch aufstehen.“

[1] "He has severe back problems, but also diabetes and a number of smaller diagnoses hardly let him get up"

[1] „Viele waren an Diabetes oder Herzversagen, an Gallensteinen oder Krebs gestorben.“

[1] "Many were died in diabetes or heart failure, on gallstones or cancer"

[1] „Jetzt litt sie an Diabetes und bewohnte ein riesiges Haus.“

[1] "Now she suffered from diabetes and lived in a huge homeland"

[1] „Er war bereits seit einigen Jahren an Diabetes erkrankt und wurde nachmittags gelegentlich von heftigen Müdigkeitsattacken heimgesucht.“

[1] "He had been suffering from diabetes for several years and was occasionally home -shaped by violent fatigue attacks in the afternoon"

[2] Bei einem Drittel aller Diabetes-insipidus-Fälle ist die Ursache nicht bekannt.

[2] In the case of a third of all diabetes insipidal cases, the cause is not known

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