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Is it der, die oder das Essenz?


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

The word Essenz 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 Essenz?

How does the declension of Essenz 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 Essenz die Essenzen
Genitive der Essenz der Essenzen
Dative der Essenz den Essenzen
Akkusative die Essenz die Essenzen

What is the meaning of Essenz in German?

Essenz has various definitions in German:

[1] General, educational language, without plural: the actual being, the actual core of a thing

[1] allgemein, bildungssprachlich, ohne Plural: das eigentliche Wesen, der eigentliche Kern einer Sache

[2] Philosophy, especially ontology, without plural: the entity, the inner nature or the other of a thing

[2] Philosophie, speziell Ontologie, ohne Plural: die Wesenheit, die innere Natur oder das Sosein einer Sache

[3] Chemistry, food chemistry: a highly concentrated solution mostly plant fabrics

[3] Chemie, Lebensmittelchemie: eine hoch konzentrierte Lösung meist pflanzlicher Stoffe

[4] Gastronomy: a heavily boiled broth of meat, fish or vegetables for the taste of food

[4] Gastronomie: eine stark eingekochte Brühe von Fleisch, Fisch oder Gemüse zur Geschmacksanreicherung von Speisen

How to use Essenz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Essenz with translations in English.

[1] Was ist denn nun die Essenz des neuen Gesetzes?

[1] What is the essence of the new law

[1] „Die Essenz ihrer Erinnerung an Städte wie Meppen, Lingen und Papenburg, Kleve, Emmerich und kebelaer hat sie ihm erspart.“

[1] "The essence of her memory of cities such as Meppen, Lingen and Papenburg, Kleve, Emmerich and Kebelaer saved him"

[2] Seit der Scholastik wurde die Essenz (lateinisch: essentia) - also die Wesenheit oder das Sosein einer Sache - von der Existenz (lateinisch: existentia) - dem einfachen Dasein - unterschieden.

[2] Since scholasticism, the essence (Latin: essentia) - the entity or the other of a thing - of the existence (Latin: existentia) - the simple existence -

[2] „Die Existenz geht der Essenz voraus.“

[2] "The existence is preceded by the essence"

[3] Diese Essenz muss vor ihrer Verwendung reichlich verdünnt werden.

[3] This essence must be diluted by its use

[4] Um der Speise Geschmack zu verleihen, verwenden wir mehrere Essenzen.

[4] In order to give the food taste, we use several essencies

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