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Is it der, die oder das Empathie?


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

The word Empathie 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 Empathie?

How does the declension of Empathie 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 Empathie die Empathien
Genitive der Empathie der Empathien
Dative der Empathie den Empathien
Akkusative die Empathie die Empathien

What is the meaning of Empathie in German?

Empathie is defined as:

[1] Psychology: Ability to put yourself in the feelings of other people

[1] Psychologie: Fähigkeit, sich in die Gefühle anderer Menschen hineinzuversetzen

How to use Empathie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Empathie with translations in English.

[1] „Und indem sie die Auswirkungen der großen Politik abbildet und den Einzelnen in seiner Verwicklung mit der Welt zeigt, eröffnet sie Raum für Empathie.''

[1] "And by depicting the effects of great politics and showing the individual in his involvement with the world, it opens up space for empathy ''

[1] „Wenn Besucher keinerlei Empathie für jene Kriegskinder erkennen ließen, die im Alter unter den Spätfolgen litten, konnte es geschehen, dass in den hinteren Reihen drei Menschen aufstanden und die Veranstaltung verließen.“

[1] "If visitors did not recognize any empathy for those war children who suffered from the late consequences in old age, it could happen that three people stood up in the back ranks and the event left"

[1] „Die Fähigkeit, Gefühlszustände anderer erkennen, Empathie empfinden und eigene Gefühlszustände regulieren zu können, stammt aus dieser Zeit - …“

[1] "The ability to recognize emotional states of others, feel empathy and regulate their own emotional states comes from this time - ..."

[1] „Nur mit Weitsicht, Nachsicht und vor allem mit mehr Empathie für den anderen werden wir das gegenseitige Aufrechnen beenden können.“

[1] "Only with foresight, forbearance and above all with more empathy for the other we will be able to end the mutual off -screen"

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