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Is it der, die oder das Eignung?


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

The word Eignung 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 Eignung?

How does the declension of Eignung 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 Eignung die Eignungen
Genitive der Eignung der Eignungen
Dative der Eignung den Eignungen
Akkusative die Eignung die Eignungen

What is the meaning of Eignung in German?

Eignung is defined as:

[1] Property to be suitable, suitable

[1] Eigenschaft, passend, tauglich zu sein

How to use Eignung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eignung with translations in English.

[1] Sie muss ihre Eignung als Vorsitzende erst beweisen.

[1] It must first prove its suitability as chairwoman

[1] „Das bei Extremtouren immer wieder beschriebene Auftreten der Höhenkrankheit provoziert die Frage, inwieweit der Mensch überhaupt die Eignung und die Ausstattung mitbringt, sich als Erkunder solcher Höhenregionen zu betätigen.“

[1] "The occurrence of the altitude disease, which is repeatedly described in extreme tours, provokes the question of the extent to which humans bring the suitability and the equipment to act as an explanatory of such altitude regions"

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