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Is it der, die oder das Essay?



The correct article in German of Essay is der or das. So it is der or das Essay! (nominative case)

The word Essay is masculine or neuter, therefore the correct article is der or das.

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.

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 Essay?

How does the declension of Essay 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative der Essay das Essay die Essays
Genitive des Essays des Essays der Essays
Dative dem Essay dem Essay den Essays
Akkusative den Essay das Essay die Essays

What is the meaning of Essay in German?

Essay is defined as:

[1] Literature: witty, generally understandable, usually short treatise, which often represents the topic from the author's perspective

[1] Literatur: geistreiche, allgemein verständliche, gewöhnlich kurze Abhandlung, die das Thema oft aus dem Blickwinkel des Autors darstellt

How to use Essay in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Essay with translations in English.

[1] Essays behandeln meist ein gesellschaftliches oder kulturelles Phänomen, sind aber nicht fiktional.

[1] Essays usually treat a social or cultural phenomenon, but are not fictional

[1] Viele Essays zeichnen sich aus durch eine gewisse Leichtigkeit, stilistische Ausgefeiltheit, Verständlichkeit und einen nicht zu unterschätzenden Witz.

[1] Many essays are characterized by a certain lightness, stylistic sophisticity, intelligibility and a joke that should not be underestimated

[1] „In einem Punkt war Woolf in ihrem Essay ihrer Zeit noch weiter voraus, als der Feminismus es sich hat erträumen können.“

[1] "In one point, Woolf was even further ahead in her essay of her time when feminism could dream of"

[1] „Canetti bekennt später, er möge solche Auftragsarbeiten nicht und er sei etwas bekümmert, dass dieser kleine Essay wieder ans Tageslicht gekommen sei.“

[1] "Canetti later confesses that he may not work such order work and he was worried that this little essay came back to daylight"

[1] „Der Politik erteilt Jünger im Unterschied zu seinen früheren Essays eine recht eindeutige Absage.“

[1] "In contrast to his earlier essays," politics gives a fairly clear cancellation "

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