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Is it der, die oder das Division?


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

The word Division 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 Division?

How does the declension of Division 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 Division die Divisionen
Genitive der Division der Divisionen
Dative der Division den Divisionen
Akkusative die Division die Divisionen

What is the meaning of Division in German?

Division has various definitions in German:

[1] Mathematics: process of dividing/sharing

[1] Mathematik: Vorgang des Dividierens/Teilens

[2] Military: A large military association that is capable of independent battle management

[2] Militär: ein militärischer Großverband, der zur selbständigen Gefechtsführung fähig ist

[3] Football, especially in France and Great Britain, at times also in Austria: division

[3] Fußball, besonders in Frankreich und Großbritannien, zeitweise auch in Österreich: Spielklasse

[4] Economy: business area, division

[4] Wirtschaft: Geschäftsbereich, Sparte

How to use Division in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Division with translations in English.

[1] Die Division durch Null ist normalerweise nicht möglich.

[1] The division through zero is usually not possible

[2] Die zweite Division war in der Schlacht erfolgreich.

[2] The second division was successful in the battle

[2] „Wo die Amerikaner immer neue Divisionen heranführen konnten, alle voll ausgerüstet und in Kriegsstärke, ließen sich die Verluste an Menschen und Material auf deutscher Seite nicht mehr wettmachen.“

[2] "Where the Americans were always able to introduce new divisions, all fully equipped and in war, the losses on people and material could no longer be kept on the German side"

[2] „Zwei Offiziere von seiner Division setzten sich zu ihm.“

[2] "Two officers from his division sat down with him"

[3] „Durch die Aufstockung der Ersten Division von zehn auf 16 Teams, gelang unter dem jungen Trainer Ernst Dokupil im Jahr 1982 noch einmal die Rückkehr in die oberste Spielklasse.“

[3] "By increasing the first division from ten to 16 teams, under the young coach Ernst Dokupil, in 1982 the return to the top election"

[4] „So komme laut Finanzkreisen mithilfe der US-Investmentbank JP Morgan eine Abspaltung oder ein Verkauf der Division Payment Services infrage; bis zu 2 Mrd. Fr. könnte ein solcher Schritt einbringen.“

[4] "According to the financial circles, the US investment bank JP Morgan will split off or sell the Division Payment Services in question up to CHF 2 mrd."

How do you pronounce Division?

Division (Österreich)

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