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Is it der, die oder das Einbildungskraft?


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

The word Einbildungskraft 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 Einbildungskraft?

How does the declension of Einbildungskraft 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 Einbildungskraft
Genitive der Einbildungskraft
Dative der Einbildungskraft
Akkusative die Einbildungskraft

What is the meaning of Einbildungskraft in German?

Einbildungskraft is defined as:

[1] The ability to use its imagination, to produce inner pictures and thoughts

[1] die Fähigkeit seine Fantasie zu benutzen, innere Bilder und Gedanken zu erzeugen

How to use Einbildungskraft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einbildungskraft with translations in English.

[1] Einbildungskraft ist das Vermögen, einen Gegenstand auch ohne dessen Gegenwart in der Anschauung sich vorzustellen.

[1] An imagination is the assets to introduce an object without its presence in the intuition

[1] „Die Einbildungskraft entwirft Bilder, die einem inneren Auge sichtbar sind und in Medien zur Darstellung gebracht werden.“[2]

[1] "The imaging force designs images that are visible to an inner eye and brought in media for display." [2]

[1] „Sie malte es sich aus, wie sie die Frau des Fürsten Andrej sein würde, stellte sich das ihrer Einbildungskraft von unzähligen Wiederholungen her schon so vertraute Bild ihres glücklichen Lebens mit ihm vor Augen und musste sich doch, glühend vor Aufregung, alle Einzelheiten ihres gestrigen Zusammenseins mit Anatol wieder vergegenwärtigen.“[3]

[1] "She painted himself how she would be the wife of the Prince Andrej, that of her imagination of countless repetitions was so familiar image of her happy life with him in mind and had to be, glowing against excitement, all Details of yesterday's togetherness with Anatol recovered again "[3]

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