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Is it der, die oder das Energie?


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

The word Energie is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Energie?

How does the declension of Energie 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 Energie die Energien
Genitive der Energie der Energien
Dative der Energie den Energien
Akkusative die Energie die Energien

What is the meaning of Energie in German?

Energie has various definitions in German:

[1] Mental drive

[1] psychischer Antrieb

[2] A person physical ability

[2] körperliches Arbeitsvermögen eines Menschen

[3] Physics, technology: physical size: measure for the ability of an object to do work

[3] Physik, Technik: physikalische Größe: Maß für die Fähigkeit eines Objektes, Arbeit zu verrichten

[4] Esotericism: basic substance of being and life, without which nothing can exist (the use of the term differs very strongly according to the respective direction of the authors))

[4] Esoterik: Grundsubstanz von Sein und Leben, ohne die nichts existieren kann (Die Verwendung des Begriffes differiert sehr stark nach der jeweiligen Ausrichtung der Autoren)

[5] Theology: "The energies of God", the action of God in this world

[5] Theologie: „die Energien Gottes“, das Tätigwerden Gottes in dieser Welt

[6] Psychology: Both recognizable phenomena (such as performance, ability to act) as well as internal processes (motivation, feelings, etc.)

[6] Psychologie: sowohl äußerlich erkennbare Phänomene (wie etwa Leistungsvermögen, Handlungskraft) als auch innere Vorgänge (Motivation, Gefühle usw.)

How to use Energie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Energie with translations in English.

[1] Ich schöpfe meine Energie aus der Natur auf Bergen und gebe diese nach Möglichkeit an andere Menschen weiter.

[1] I draw my energy from nature on mountains and pass it on to other people if possible

[2] Schwere körperliche Arbeit setzt voraus, dass man genügend Energie dazu hat.

[2] Heavy physical work presupposes that you have enough energy to do so

[2] „Und Honecker war es auch, der 1952 die Einführung des Schießunterrichts, des Fallschirmspringens und des Motorfliegens bei der FDJ verkündete; der Popularisierung der Wiederbewaffnung bei der Jugend widmete er danach seine ganze Energie.“

[2] "And Honecker was also the one who in 1952 the introduction of shooting lessons, skydiving and engine flying at the FDJ announced the popularization of reworking in the youth afterwards he dedicated all of his energy"

[3] Die kinetische Energie eines Körpers ist proportional zu seiner Masse und dem Quadrat seiner Geschwindigkeit.

[3] The kinetic energy of a body is proportional to its mass and the square of its speed







How do you pronounce Energie?

Energie (Österreich)

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