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Is it der, die oder das Diagonale?


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

The word Diagonale 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 Diagonale?

How does the declension of Diagonale 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 Diagonale die Diagonalen
Genitive der Diagonale der Diagonalen
Dative der Diagonale den Diagonalen
Akkusative die Diagonale die Diagonalen

What is the meaning of Diagonale in German?

Diagonale has various definitions in German:

[1] General: oblique or things that are arranged on a weird line

[1] allgemein: schräge Linie oder Dinge, die auf einer schrägen Linie angeordnet sind

[2] Mathematics

[2] Mathematik

[2a] level geometry: straight connection line of non -neighboring corners in a multi -corner

[2a] ebene Geometrie: gerade Verbindungslinie von nicht benachbarten Ecken in einem Vieleck

[2b] Stereometry: straight line of two corners of a square body (but not edge or diagonal of a side area)

[2b] Stereometrie: gerade Verbindungslinie von zwei Ecken eines eckigen Körpers (aber nicht Kante oder Diagonale einer Seitenfläche)

[2c] Linear algebra: elements that lie on a sloping line in a square matrix

[2c] Lineare Algebra: Elemente, die auf einer schrägen Linie in einer quadratischen Matrix liegen

How to use Diagonale in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diagonale with translations in English.

[1] „Um die eigentümliche Handlung des Verstandes von der Kraft, die sich mit einmengt, zu unterscheiden, wird es daher nötig sein, das irrige Urteil als die Diagonale zwischen zwei Kräften anzusehen, die das Urteil nach zwei verschiedenen Richtungen bestimmen […]“

[1] "In order to distinguish the peculiar action of the mind from the force that is included, it will therefore be necessary to consider the erroneous judgment as the diagonal between two forces that determine the judgment in two different directions [...] "



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