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Is it der, die oder das Diaspora?


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

The word Diaspora is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Diaspora?

How does the declension of Diaspora 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 Diaspora
Genitive der Diaspora
Dative der Diaspora
Akkusative die Diaspora

What is the meaning of Diaspora in German?

Diaspora has various definitions in German:

[1] area in which a denominational or national minority is located and there is surrounded by a majority of other believers or people with other nationality

[1] Gebiet, in dem eine konfessionelle oder nationale Minderheit ansässig ist und dort von einer Mehrheit aus Andersgläubigen oder aus Personen mit anderer Nationalität umgeben ist

[2] Denominal or national minority

[2] konfessionelle oder nationale Minderheit

How to use Diaspora in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diaspora with translations in English.

[1] Sie kamen aus der Diaspora zurück.

[1] They came back from the diaspora

[1] Der aus Franken stammende Professor sieht Norddeutschland als Diaspora an, wo er kaum andere Süddeutsche antrifft.

[1] The professor from Franconia sees Northern Germany as a diaspora, where he hardly meets any other southern German

[1] „In den Zehn Geboten ist sie festgeschrieben, und immer hat eine strikte Endogamie sie aufrecht erhalten, hat seit der Vertreibung aus Palästina dafür gesorgt, dass die Diaspora nicht zu einer Zerstreuung der Juden im wörtlichen Sinne wurde.“

[1] "It is laid down in the ten commandments, and a strict endogamy has always maintained it, has ensured that the diaspora did not become a dividing of the Jews in the literal sense since the expulsion from Palestine"

[2] Schauen wir auf Deutschlands Verhältnis zur Diaspora, den außerhalb Israels lebenden Juden.

[2] Let's look at Germany's relationship with the diaspora, the Jewish living outside of Israel

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