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Is it der, die oder das Egoismus?


The correct article in German of Egoismus is der. So it is der Egoismus! (nominative case)

The word Egoismus is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

In its basic meaning, there is no difference between selfishness and selfishness (rarely: self-centered or self-centeredness), but the egocentricity describes a basic or worldview, selfishness rather refers to individual actions.

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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 Egoismus?

How does the declension of Egoismus 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 der Egoismus die Egoismen
Genitive des Egoismus der Egoismen
Dative dem Egoismus den Egoismen
Akkusative den Egoismus die Egoismen

What is the meaning of Egoismus in German?

Egoismus has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: keeping in which only your own advantage counts

[1] kein Plural: Haltung, bei der nur der eigene Vorteil zählt

[2] Mostly plural: selfish, selfish actions

[2] meist Plural: eigennützige, selbstsüchtige Handlungen

How to use Egoismus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Egoismus with translations in English.

[1] Egoismus ist keine angenehme Haltung.

[1] selfishness is not a pleasant stance

[1] Wenn es den Egoismus der Gene gibt, dann gibt es auch den Egoismus des Kohlenstoff-Atoms. (Eine kleine Kritik an Richard Dawkins Buch: "Das egoistische Gen")

[1] If there is the selfishness of the genes, then there is also the selfishness of the carbon atomy (a little criticism of Richard Dawkin's book: "The selfish gene")

[1] „Der von mir beklagte deutsche Egoismus hat nicht viel mit Arroganz und Eitelkeit zu tun, sondern ist eher eine Form von blindem Ehrgeiz.“

[1] "The German selfishness I complained does not have much to do with arrogance and vanity, but is more of a form of blind ambition"

[2] „Es sei erfreulich, dass regionale Egoismen einzelner Bundesländer die Verabschiedung des Pakets nicht verzögert hätten.“

[2] "It is gratifying that regional egoisms of individual federal states would not have delayed the adoption of the package"

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