map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Eifersucht?


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

The word Eifersucht 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Eifersucht?

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

What is the meaning of Eifersucht in German?

Eifersucht is defined as:

[1] pathological envy, mostly triggered by actual or apparent preference of others

[1] Krankhafter Neid, meist ausgelöst durch tatsächliche oder scheinbare Bevorzugung anderer

How to use Eifersucht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eifersucht with translations in English.

[1] Sie leidet unter seiner ständigen Eifersucht.

[1] She suffers from his constant jealousy

[1] Eifersucht ist ein Problem des mangelnden Vertrauens.

[1] Jealousy is a problem of the lack of trust

[1] Er hat Angst sie zu verlieren und leidet selbst unter seiner Eifersucht, kann aber nichts dagegen tun.

[1] He is afraid of losing her and suffers from his jealousy himself, but cannot do anything about it

[1] „Die Eifersucht schleicht sich ein.“

[1] "Jealousy sneaks up"

[1] „Ein Gran Eifersucht erhöht den Reiz, den der Betrachter empfindet.“

[1] "A gran jealousy increases the attraction that the viewer feels"

[1] „Die Erzählung enthält jedoch keine Spur von Eifersucht, sie stellt vielmehr einige Kriegsfolgen und vor allem auf eine groteske Art die Vermieter dar.“

[1] "However, the narrative does not contain any trace of jealousy, rather it provides some war consequences and, above all, in a grotesque way the landlord"

[1] „Bald empfand er Eifersucht auf Nataschas Vergangenheit, bald schalt er sich selbst deswegen, bald verzieh er es sich wieder.“

[1] "He soon felt jealousy for Natascha's past, soon he will turn himself because of that, soon he will be reverting it"

How do you pronounce Eifersucht?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.