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Is it der, die oder das Epilepsie?


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

The word Epilepsie 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 Epilepsie?

How does the declension of Epilepsie 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 Epilepsie die Epilepsien
Genitive der Epilepsie der Epilepsien
Dative der Epilepsie den Epilepsien
Akkusative die Epilepsie die Epilepsien

What is the meaning of Epilepsie in German?

Epilepsie is defined as:

[1] Medicine: Disease that is characterized by sudden seizures that can lead to loss of consciousness

[1] Medizin: Krankheit, die sich durch plötzliche Krampfanfälle kennzeichnet, die zum Bewusstseinsverlust führen können

How to use Epilepsie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Epilepsie with translations in English.

[1] „In Deutschland leiden etwa 600.000 Menschen an Epilepsie, weltweit sind es 50 Millionen.“

[1] "In Germany, around 600,000 people suffer from epilepsy, and 50 million worldwide."

[1] Obwohl Epilepsie bei den alten Griechen als »heilige Krankheit« galt und Persönlichkeiten wie Sokrates, Julius Cäsar und Vincent van Gogh Anfälle erlitten haben sollen, kennt die Geschichte grausame Diskriminierungen.

[1] Although epilepsy in the ancient Greeks was considered a "holy disease" and are said to have suffered personalities such as Sokrates, Julius Caesar and Vincent van Gogh, the history knows cruel discrimination

[1] „Zu den auf diese Weise behandelten Störungen gehören die Epilepsie, zentrale Schmerzzustände, Schlaflosigkeit, Angstzustände und Depressionen, unkontrollierbare Gewalttätigkeit und einige Abarten der Schizophrenie.“

[1] "The disorders treated in this way include epilepsy, central pain states, insomnia, anxiety and depression, uncontrollable violence and some varieties of the schizophrenia"

[1] „Bald würden die Epilepsien der Lust ausbrechen.“

[1] "Soon the epilepsy would break out of lust"

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