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Is it der, die oder das Eigenkapital?


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

The word Eigenkapital is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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.

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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 Eigenkapital?

How does the declension of Eigenkapital 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Eigenkapital die Eigenkapitalien die Eigenkapitale
Genitive des Eigenkapitals der Eigenkapitalien der Eigenkapitale
Dative dem Eigenkapital dem Eigenkapitale den Eigenkapitalien den Eigenkapitalen
Akkusative das Eigenkapital die Eigenkapitalien die Eigenkapitale

What is the meaning of Eigenkapital in German?

Eigenkapital is defined as:

[1] Economy: The capital available to a company, which is not borrowed from third parties, but is made available by the shareholders/shareholders and/or generated by profit

[1] Wirtschaft: das einem Unternehmen zur Verfügung stehende Kapital, welches nicht von Dritten geliehen, sondern von den Gesellschaftern/Anteilseignern zur Verfügung gestellt und/oder durch Gewinn erwirtschaftet wird

How to use Eigenkapital in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eigenkapital with translations in English.

[1] Das Eigenkapital eines Unternehmens sollte nach Möglichkeit immer höher sein als das Fremdkapital.

[1] The equity of a company should always be higher than the debt capital.

[1] „Die oft verbreitete Haltung, man brauche beim Kauf einer Kapitalanlage-Immobilie kaum oder gar kein Eigenkapital einzusetzen, sollte man momentan unbedingt hinterfragen.“

[1] "The often common attitude, you need to use little or no equity when buying an investment property, you should at the moment be questioned" at the moment "

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