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Is it der, die oder das Dissonanz?


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

The word Dissonanz 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 Dissonanz?

How does the declension of Dissonanz 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 Dissonanz die Dissonanzen
Genitive der Dissonanz der Dissonanzen
Dative der Dissonanz den Dissonanzen
Akkusative die Dissonanz die Dissonanzen

What is the meaning of Dissonanz in German?

Dissonanz has various definitions in German:

[1] Music: abuse, that is, interval or chord, which is perceived as "in need of dissolution"

[1] Musik: Missklang, das heißt Intervall oder Akkord, der als „auflösungsbedürftig“ empfunden wird

[2] Psychology: An inner tension that is the following from the contradiction of decision and perception

[2] Psychologie: eine aus dem Widerspruch von Entscheidung und Wahrnehmung folgende innere Spannung

[3] Translated: disagreement, disagreement in a group

[3] übertragen: Uneinigkeit, Meinungsverschiedenheit in einer Gruppe

How to use Dissonanz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dissonanz with translations in English.

[1] Als sie der Probe des Streichorchesters lauschte, musste sie bei einigen Dissonanzen das Gesicht verziehen. Es tat körperlich weh.

[1] When she listened to the rehearsal of the string orchestra, she had to forgive her face in some dissonances.

[1] „Und plötzlich macht sich direkt hinter mir eine Dissonanz bemerkbar.“

[1] "And suddenly a dissonance is noticeable behind me"

[2] „Je veränderungsbereiter ein Mensch ist, desto geringer sind die durch neue Informationen erzeugten Spannungen, d. h. die empfundene Dissonanz.“

[2] “The more change is a person, the lower the tensions generated by new information, i.e. The perceived dissonance. "

[3] Die Dissonanzen innerhalb des Kollegiums wurden immer krasser.

[3] The dissonances within the college were always Krasserä

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