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Is it der, die oder das Diplomatie?


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

The word Diplomatie 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 Diplomatie?

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

What is the meaning of Diplomatie in German?

Diplomatie has various definitions in German:

[1] Communication at intergovernmental or multinational level with peaceful means

[1] Verständigung auf zwischenstaatlicher oder multinationaler Ebene mit friedlichen Mitteln

[2] Diplomatic behavior

[2] diplomatisches Verhalten

[3] Total of the diplomats

[3] Gesamtheit der Diplomaten

How to use Diplomatie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diplomatie with translations in English.

[1] Die Vereinten Nationen bemühen sich in Kriegsgebieten um Diplomatie.

[1] The United Nations endeavors to diplomatia in war zones

[1] „Wäre die Diplomatie nicht die Wissenschaft der Intrigen und der Hinterhältigkeit, hätten, wie es sein sollte, die Staatsgeschäfte Moral und Wahrhaftigkeit zur Basis, so wäre die Geheimniskrämerei eher lächerlich als notwendig.“

[1] "If diplomacy would not be the science of the intrigue and the sneakiness, as it should be that state transactions morality and truthfulness to the base were more ridiculous than necessary"

[2] Das ist ein schwieriges Thema im Vorstand, das müssen Sie mit Diplomatie angehen.

[2] This is a difficult topic on the board, you have to start with diplomacy

[2] „Während es das Ziel traditioneller westlicher Diplomatie ist, dass nach einer Verhandlung alle Seiten ihr Gesicht wahren können, bringt Trump die Situation gern zum Eskalieren.“

[2] "While it is the goal of traditional western diplomacy that after a negotiation all sides can maintain their face, Trump likes to bring the situation to the escalation"

[2] „Indessen brachte er dem Sohn gegenüber jene Diplomatie in Anwendung, deren er sich in wichtigen Fällen zu bedienen pflegte.“

[2] "However, he used the son to use the diplomacy that he used in important cases"

[3] Es ist Aufgabe der Diplomatie, Konflikte nach Möglichkeit zu beheben.

[3] It is the task of diplomacy to fix conflicts if possible

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