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Is it der, die oder das Effizienz?


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

The word Effizienz 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 Effizienz?

How does the declension of Effizienz 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 Effizienz die Effizienzen
Genitive der Effizienz der Effizienzen
Dative der Effizienz den Effizienzen
Akkusative die Effizienz die Effizienzen

What is the meaning of Effizienz in German?

Effizienz is defined as:

[1] Relationship between performance and success or commitment (costs) and profit (yield)

[1] Verhältnis zwischen Leistung und Erfolg beziehungsweise Einsatz (Kosten) und Gewinn (Ertrag)

How to use Effizienz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Effizienz with translations in English.

[1] Immer dann, wenn es darum geht irgendetwas zu vergleichen, findet häufig der Begriff der Effizienz Verwendung.[3]

[1] Always when it comes to compareing anything, the concept of efficiency is often used [3]

[1] Bei der Frage nach der Effizienz geht es oftmals darum, die relative Vorteilhaftigkeit eines Verfahrens gegenüber einem anderen Verfahren zu ermitteln.

[1] When the efficiency is the case, it is often about determining the relative advantageousness of a method compared to another method

[1] Effizienz vergleicht das Verhältnis von Aufwand zu Ergebnis, zum Beispiel durch die Frage: wo wird das Ergebnis bei gleichem Aufwand besser?

[1] Efficiency compares the ratio of effort to result, for example by the question: where will the result of the same effort better

[1] „Offenbar existiert ein tiefes Bedürfnis, sich in der Welt der Effizienz mal eine Zeitlang einer anstrengenden Nutzlosigkeit zu widmen.“[4]

[1] "Apparently there is a deep need to dedicate themselves in the world of efficiency for a while to devote a strenuous uselessness to" [4]

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