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Is it der, die oder das Doppelmoral?


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

The word Doppelmoral 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 Doppelmoral?

How does the declension of Doppelmoral 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 Doppelmoral
Genitive der Doppelmoral
Dative der Doppelmoral
Akkusative die Doppelmoral

What is the meaning of Doppelmoral in German?

Doppelmoral is defined as:

[1] attitude of people in whom the expressed moral ideas contradict the actual behavior

[1] Haltung von Personen, bei denen die bekundeten moralischen Vorstellungen im Widerspruch zum tatsächlichen Verhalten stehen

How to use Doppelmoral in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Doppelmoral with translations in English.

[1] „Ich fragte mich, warum ich immer in solche Situationen gerate, in denen ich auf eine ernüchternde Art und Weise mit meinen eigenen Schwächen und der Doppelmoral meiner Landsleute konfrontiert werde.“

[1] "I wondered why I always get into situations in which I am confronted with my own weaknesses and the double standards of my compatriots"

[1] „Und genau darin liegt die Verlogenheit dieser Doppelmoral.“

[1] "And that is exactly the lying of this double moral" "

[1] „Was uns heute als unbegreifliches Beispiel für georgianische Doppelmoral erscheint, war für Männer wie Kommodore Phillip und Minster Sydney völlig normal.“

[1] "What appears to us today as an incomprehensible example of Georgian double morality was completely normal for men such as Kommodore Phillip and Minster Sydney"

[1] „Fast alle Besucher prangerten die Doppelmoral der Amerikaner an, die stolz ihre Gleichheitsprinzipien präsentierten, deren Ökonomie in den Südstaaten aber zum größten Teil auf Sklavenarbeit basierte.“

[1] "Almost all visitors denounced the double standards of the Americans, who proudly presented their principles of equality, whose economy in the southern states mostly based on slave work"

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