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Is it der, die oder das Eigentümlichkeit?


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

The word Eigentümlichkeit 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.

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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 Eigentümlichkeit?

How does the declension of Eigentümlichkeit 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 Eigentümlichkeit die Eigentümlichkeiten
Genitive der Eigentümlichkeit der Eigentümlichkeiten
Dative der Eigentümlichkeit den Eigentümlichkeiten
Akkusative die Eigentümlichkeit die Eigentümlichkeiten

What is the meaning of Eigentümlichkeit in German?

Eigentümlichkeit is defined as:

[1] Something that deviates from the ordinary

[1] etwas, das vom Gewöhnlichen abweicht

How to use Eigentümlichkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eigentümlichkeit with translations in English.

[1] „Martin Luther gründete seine sprachliche Leistung auf das Meißnische, die Verkehrssprache seiner Heimat, deren Wortschatz und lautliche Eigentümlichkeiten er gebrauchte und weitgehend bewahrte.“

[1] "Martin Luther founded his linguistic performance on the Meißnische, the language of traffic of his homeland, whose vocabulary and sound peculiarities he used and largely preserved"

[1] „Versprecher haben zwei Eigentümlichkeiten: Einerseits sind sie ganz alltägliche sprachliche Pannen, ungeplant und ugewollt.“

[1] "Provisors have two peculiarities: on the one hand they are everyday linguistic breakdowns, unplanned and ugewollte" "

[1] „Und gerade diese Eigentümlichkeit der Speranskijschen Verstandeswelt zog den Fürsten Andrej so sehr an.“

[1] "And it is precisely this peculiarity of the Speranskij's real estate world pulled the prince Andrej so much"

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