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Is it der, die oder das Eigenschaft?


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

The word Eigenschaft 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 Eigenschaft?

How does the declension of Eigenschaft 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 Eigenschaft die Eigenschaften
Genitive der Eigenschaft der Eigenschaften
Dative der Eigenschaft den Eigenschaften
Akkusative die Eigenschaft die Eigenschaften

What is the meaning of Eigenschaft in German?

Eigenschaft is defined as:

[1] Characteristic of a thing, a essence of what is typical or characteristic of someone or something typical

[1] Merkmal einer Sache, eines Wesens; das, was für jemanden oder etwas typisch oder kennzeichnend ist

How to use Eigenschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eigenschaft with translations in English.

[1] Sind wir wirklich mehr als die Summe unserer Eigenschaften?

[1] we are really more than the sum of our properties

[1] Der Ball ist rund, er hat die wesentliche Eigenschaft, das Attribut, rund zu sein. Sonst wäre es kein Ball. Darüber hinaus hat er noch unwesentliche Eigenschaften, Akzidenzien, wie z.B. Farbe und Größe.

[1] The ball is round, it has the essential property, the attribute, round to being otherwise it would not be a ball. In addition, it also has insignificant properties, accidental, such as color and size.

[1] „Risiken beim Einsatz gentechnisch veränderter Pflanzen sind neben einer Bedrohung der Artenvielfalt auch Nebeneffekte wie das Auftreten neuer unerwünschter Eigenschaften bei den Pflanzen, aber auch allergische Reaktionen bei den Verbrauchern.“

[1] "In addition to a threat to biodiversity, risks in the use of genetically modified plants are also side effects such as the occurrence of new undesirable properties in the plants, but also allergic reactions at the consumer" "

How do you pronounce Eigenschaft?

Eigenschaft (Österreich)

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