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Is it der, die oder das Erbschaftsteuer?


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

The word Erbschaftsteuer 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 Erbschaftsteuer?

How does the declension of Erbschaftsteuer 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 Erbschaftsteuer die Erbschaftsteuern
Genitive der Erbschaftsteuer der Erbschaftsteuern
Dative der Erbschaftsteuer den Erbschaftsteuern
Akkusative die Erbschaftsteuer die Erbschaftsteuern

What is the meaning of Erbschaftsteuer in German?

Erbschaftsteuer is defined as:

[1] A tax that is graded in the amount of ratio with the testator and the amount of the inheritance in an inheritance

[1] eine Steuer, die in ihrer Höhe abgestuft nach dem Verwandtschaftsgrad mit dem Erblasser und der Höhe des Erbanfalls in einem Erbfall zu zahlen ist

How to use Erbschaftsteuer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erbschaftsteuer with translations in English.

Die Erbschaftssteuer muss von jedem gezahlt werden, der ein Erbe annimmt. Der Steuersatz hängt von der Höhe des Erbes und dem Verwandtschaftsgrad des Erben ab.

The inheritance tax must be paid by everyone who accepts an inheritance of the tax rate depends on the amount of the heir and the degree of kinship of the heir.

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