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Is it der, die oder das Diplom?


The correct article in German of Diplom is das. So it is das Diplom! (nominative case)

The word Diplom is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Diplom?

How does the declension of Diplom 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 das Diplom die Diplome
Genitive des Diploms der Diplome
Dative dem Diplom den Diplomen
Akkusative das Diplom die Diplome

What is the meaning of Diplom in German?

Diplom has various definitions in German:

[1] General: Certificate with which someone is honored for a certain service/services

[1] allgemein: Urkunde, mit der jemand für eine bestimmte Leistung/Leistungen geehrt wird

[2] Certificate that officially confirms that someone has successfully completed a corresponding university degree

[2] Urkunde, die amtlich bestätigt, dass jemand ein entsprechendes Hochschulstudium mit Erfolg abgeschlossen hat

How to use Diplom in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diplom with translations in English.

[1] Sie absolvierte ihr Jodel-Diplom bei Loriot.

[1] She completed her yodel diploma at Loriote

[2] Nach vier Jahren Studium wird Johann hoffentlich sein Diplom erlangt haben.

After four years of studies, Johann will hopefully have gained his diploma

[2] „Er hatte Wirtschaftswissenschaft studiert und mit erstklassigem Diplom abgeschlossen, wie er betonte.“

[2] "He had studied economics and concluded with first -class diploma, as he emphasized"

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