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Is it der, die oder das Dogma?


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

The word Dogma 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 Dogma?

How does the declension of Dogma 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Dogma die Dogmen die Dogmata
Genitive des Dogmas der Dogmen der Dogmata
Dative dem Dogma den Dogmen den Dogmata
Akkusative das Dogma die Dogmen die Dogmata

What is the meaning of Dogma in German?

Dogma has various definitions in German:

[1] Theology, value -neutral: fundamental definition or fundamental doctrine that is an irrefutable and binding claim of truth (mostly citing divine revelation and/or the parish)

[1] Theologie, wertneutral: grundsätzliche Definition oder grundlegende Lehrmeinung, der ein unumstößlicher und verbindlicher Wahrheitsanspruch zukommt (meist unter Berufung auf göttliche Offenbarung und/oder die Kirchengemeinschaft)

[2] Scientific and everyday language, with a critical undertone: statement or view that is considered not negotiable by a group of people

[2] naturwissenschaftlich und alltagssprachlich, mit einem kritischen Unterton: Aussage oder Ansicht, die von einer Gruppe von Menschen als nicht verhandelbar angesehen wird

How to use Dogma in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dogma with translations in English.

[1] Die Unfehlbarkeit des Papstes ist seit 1870 ein Dogma der katholischen Kirche.

[1] The infallibility of the Pope has been a dogma of the Catholic Church since 1870

[1] Das Dogma ist nichts anderes als ein ausdrückliches Verbot zu denken. (Ludwig Feuerbach, deutscher Philosoph)

[1] The dogma is nothing more than an express ban on thinking (Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher)

[1] „Die Dogmen und das moralische Regelwerk hatten ihn kaum interessiert.“

[1] "The dogmas and the moral rules had hardly interest him"

[2] „Selbst unter den Wählern der AfD gibt es vermutlich viele, die mit [Anmerkung: deren] unausgesprochenen Dogmen ihre Probleme hätten, würden sie einmal offengelegt.“

[2] "Even among the voters of the AfD, there are probably many who had their problems with [note: their] unspoken dogmas, they would be disclosed once"

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