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Is it der, die oder das Ego?


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

The word Ego 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 Ego?

How does the declension of Ego 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 das Ego die Egos
Genitive des Ego des Egos der Egos
Dative dem Ego den Egos
Akkusative das Ego die Egos

What is the meaning of Ego in German?

Ego has various definitions in German:

[1] Scientific: The ego

[1] wissenschaftlich: das Ich

[2] colloquially, often negative: the picture that a person has of himself

[2] umgangssprachlich, häufig negativ belegt: das Bild, das eine Person von sich selber hat

How to use Ego in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ego with translations in English.

[1] „Ist es mir gewiß und schon durch transzendentale Klärung verständlich, daß meine Seele eine Selbstobjektivierung meines transzendentalen Ego ist, so weist nun auch die fremde Seele auf ein und nun ein fremdes transzendentales Ego zurück, […]“

[1] "Is it certain for me and already understandable by transcendental clarification that my soul is a self -objectification of my transcendental ego, the foreign soul now rejects a foreign transcendental ego, [...]"

[1, 2] „Die Überwindung des Egos wird beispielsweise in der indischen Tradition u. a. dargestellt als Kette abgeschlagener Dämonen- oder Menschenköpfe, die die Göttin Kali um ihren Hals trägt, zum Zeichen, daß sie sich von ihnen befreit hat.“

[1, 2] “The overcoming of the ego is, for example, in the Indian tradition ue a. Presented as a chain of defined demon or human heads that the goddess Kali carries around her neck, as a sign that she freed itself from them. "

[2] „Es habe fette Gewinne gegeben, große Egos und viel Testosteron.“

[2] "There were fat profits, big egos and a lot of testosterone"

[2] „Mit gestärktem Ego und den schweren Teigteilen in der Hand machte ich mich auf die Suche nach einem ordentlichen Kaffee.“

[2] "With strengthened ego and the heavy dough parts in my hand, I started looking for a good coffee" "

[2] „Da würde das Ego beider Damen jaulen, da liefe ja nun wirklich was verkehrt.“

[2] "The ego of both women would yell, there was really something wrong"

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