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Is it der, die oder das Englischkenntnis?


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

The word Englischkenntnis 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 Englischkenntnis?

How does the declension of Englischkenntnis 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 Englischkenntnis die Englischkenntnisse
Genitive der Englischkenntnis der Englischkenntnisse
Dative der Englischkenntnis den Englischkenntnissen
Akkusative die Englischkenntnis die Englischkenntnisse

What is the meaning of Englischkenntnis in German?

Englischkenntnis is defined as:

[1] Mostly plural: (degree of) mastery of the English language, knowledge of the application of the same

[1] meist Plural: (Grad der) Beherrschung der englischen Sprache, Wissen über die Anwendung derselben

How to use Englischkenntnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Englischkenntnis with translations in English.

[1] „Wer international arbeiten will, braucht sehr gute Englischkenntnisse.“

[1] "If you want to work internationally, you need very good English skills"

[1] „War ich beim ersten Gang durch die Stadt in meinen Englischkenntnissen etwa fünf bis sechs Jahre alt gewesen, so war ich eine Woche später bereits auf der Stude eines Achtjährigen.“

[1] "If I was about five to six years old in my English skills in my first course, I was already on the house of an eight -year -old a week later"

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