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Is it der, die oder das Dokumentation?


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

The word Dokumentation is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

Finding the right gender of a noun

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 Dokumentation?

How does the declension of Dokumentation 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 Dokumentation die Dokumentationen
Genitive der Dokumentation der Dokumentationen
Dative der Dokumentation den Dokumentationen
Akkusative die Dokumentation die Dokumentationen

What is the meaning of Dokumentation in German?

Dokumentation has various definitions in German:

[1] Ordering, ordering information

[1] das Zusammenstellen, Ordnen von Informationen

[2] The result of the compilation or order of information

[2] das Ergebnis der Zusammenstellung oder Ordnung von Informationen

[3] Picture: expression, document or sign

[3] bildlich: Ausdruck, Beleg oder Zeichen

How to use Dokumentation in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dokumentation with translations in English.

[1] Die Dokumentation des Schulversuches übernahmen die Lehrer selbst.

[1] The documentation of the school attempt took over the teachers self

[1] Die Dokumentation einer Software ist keine einfache Aufgabe.

[1] Documentation of software is not an easy task

[2] Filme und andere Dokumentationen werden auch von staatlicher Seite gesammelt.

[2] Films and other documentation are also collected on the part of the state

[3] Das Wegräumen von Stacheldrähten ist Dokumentation der neuen Freundschaft benachbarter Länder.

[3] The clearing of bargain is documented by the new friendship of neighboring countries

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