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Is it der, die oder das Energiewende?


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

The word Energiewende 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 Energiewende?

How does the declension of Energiewende 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 Energiewende die Energiewenden
Genitive der Energiewende der Energiewenden
Dative der Energiewende den Energiewenden
Akkusative die Energiewende die Energiewenden

What is the meaning of Energiewende in German?

Energiewende is defined as:

[1] The switch from fossil fuels and nuclear power to renewable energies

[1] der Umstieg von fossilen Energieträgern und Atomkraft hin zu erneuerbaren Energien

How to use Energiewende in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Energiewende with translations in English.

[1] Seit dem GAU von Fukushima ist die Energiewende in aller Munde.

[1] Since the Gau of Fukushima, the energy transition has been on everyone's mouth

[1] „Im Zuge der bundesdeutschen Energiewende steht eine riesige Zahl von Bestandsimmobilien vor einer energetischen Sanierung.“

[1] "In the course of the German energy transition, there is a huge number of existing real estate in front of an energetic renovation" "

[1] „So wie die Energiewende heute finanziert wird, werden ärmere Menschen stärker belastet als Besserverdiener.“

[1] "As the energy transition is financed today, poorer people are more stressed than better earnings"

[1] „Eine längere Laufzeit der bestehenden AKWs kann helfen, Zeit für die Energiewende zu gewinnen.“

[1] "A longer term of the existing nuclear power plants can help to win the time for the energy transition"

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