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Is it der, die oder das Direktion?


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

The word Direktion 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 Direktion?

How does the declension of Direktion 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 Direktion die Direktionen
Genitive der Direktion der Direktionen
Dative der Direktion den Direktionen
Akkusative die Direktion die Direktionen

What is the meaning of Direktion in German?

Direktion has various definitions in German:

[1] leading function

[1] leitende Funktion

[2] Leading administrative authority

[2] leitende Verwaltungsbehörde

[3] Outingly: direction

[3] veraltend: Richtung

How to use Direktion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Direktion with translations in English.

[1] „Die Direktion schwankte zwischen ungläubigem Staunen und Schrecken und schüttelte langsam den Kopf.“

[1] "The management fluctuated between incredulous amazement and horror and slowly shook the head" "

[1, 2] Auf dem Schild stand groß und leserlich in schwarzen Buchstaben: Direktion.

[1, 2] On the sign was large and legible in black letters: Directorate

[2] „Diese Taktik schützt Buschor vor den Vorwürfen, er sei nicht bereit, in seiner Direktion zu sparen und dafür grosse Opfer darzubringen.“

[2] "This tactic protects Buschor from the allegations that he is not ready to save in his management and to perform great victims"

[2] „Dies glauben auch die Ökonomen des Bundes, wie einem Interview der Zeitung «Sonntag» mit Aymo Brunetti, dem Leiter der Direktion Wirtschaftspolitik im Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft (Seco), zu entnehmen ist.“

[2] "The federal economists, such as an interview of the newspaper" Sonntag "with Aymo Brunetti, the head of the Directorate of Economic Policy in the State Secretariat for Economy (Seco), can also be seen.

[3] „Die erſte Verschiedenheit in Abſicht auf den verlezenden Körper beſchränkt ſich auf die Gröſſe, auf die Geſtalt, auf die Materie, auf die Entfernung, auf die Direktion (Richtung) deſſelben, und auf den angetroffenen Widerstand ein.“

[3] "The difference in the dislocation on the dislocating body is limited to the size, on which, on the matter, on the distance, on the direction (direction), and on the resistance met"

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