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Is it der, die oder das Eigentum?


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

The word Eigentum 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 Eigentum?

How does the declension of Eigentum 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 Eigentum die Eigentume
Genitive des Eigentums des Eigentumes der Eigentume
Dative dem Eigentum den Eigentumen
Akkusative das Eigentum die Eigentume

What is the meaning of Eigentum in German?

Eigentum has various definitions in German:

[1] Plural rarely: something belonging to someone belongs

[1] Plural selten: etwas jemandem Gehörendes

[2] Right, no plural: Right to proceed with one thing at will

[2] Recht, kein Plural: Recht, mit einer Sache nach Belieben zu verfahren

How to use Eigentum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eigentum with translations in English.

[1] „Manche müssen nun auf dem Land, das einst ihr Eigentum gewesen ist, für die Kolonisten arbeiten.“[2]

[1] "Some now have to work for the colonists" [2]

[1] „Der Katalog für verbotene oder beschränkt zulässige Handlungen in den Schutzzonen wird künftig nahezu jeden Haus- und Grundbesitzer in der Nutzung seines Eigentumes deutlich einschränken. “[3]

[1] "The catalog for forbidden or limited, permissible acts in the protection zones, almost every house and landowner will significantly restrict in the use of his property" [3]

[1, 2] Es gibt auch geistiges Eigentum.

[1, 2] There are also mental ownership

[2] Das Eigentum ist zu achten.

[2] Ownership must be observed

[2] „Im Zweifel ist nicht zu vermuten, dass jemand sein Eigentum aufgeben wolle; daher darf kein Finder eine gefundene Sache für verlassen ansehen und sich diese zueignen.“[4]

[2] "In doubt, it cannot be assumed that someone will give up their property, so no finder may see a found thing for abandoned and this to be owned" [4]

[2] „Drei Tiere waren schon seit längerem im Eigentum des Berufungswerbers, zwei wurden glaublich vor eineinhalb Jahren erstanden.“[5]

[2] "Three animals had been owned by the appellant for a long time, two were credibly bought a year and a half ago" [5]

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