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Is it der, die oder das Diktatur?


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

The word Diktatur 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 Diktatur?

How does the declension of Diktatur 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 Diktatur die Diktaturen
Genitive der Diktatur der Diktaturen
Dative der Diktatur den Diktaturen
Akkusative die Diktatur die Diktaturen

What is the meaning of Diktatur in German?

Diktatur is defined as:

[1] Rule based on unlimited power of attorney in a state

[1] auf unbeschränkte Vollmacht einer Person oder Gruppe basierende Herrschaft in einem Staat

How to use Diktatur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diktatur with translations in English.

[1] Der Irak lebte bis vor Kurzem in einer Diktatur.

[1] Iraq lived in a dictatorship until recently

[1] „Die meisten Diktaturen wurden gestürzt, da es für sie keine Verwendung mehr gab.“

[1] "Most dictatorships have been overthrown because it no longer used for them"

[1] „Die Mutter antwortete, wenn man unter einer Diktatur aufgewachsen sei, wäre immer irgendetwas nicht in Ordnung.“

[1] "The mother replied, if you grew up under a dictatorship, something would always be wrong"

[1] „Diese Plakate, deren schöne Fassade nichts anderes als die schlimmste Waffe der Diktatur ist.“

[1] "These posters, whose beautiful facade is nothing more than the worst weapon of the dictatorship"

[1] „Alles andere wäre Diktatur, und die würde, wie wir gesehen haben, zur Produktion neuer, anderer Witze Anlass geben.“

[1] "Everything else would be dictatorship, and that, as we have seen, give rise to the production of new, other jokes"

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