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Is it der, die oder das Establishment?


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

The word Establishment is neuter, therefore the correct article is 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.

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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 Establishment?

How does the declension of Establishment 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 das Establishment die Establishments
Genitive des Establishments der Establishments
Dative dem Establishment den Establishments
Akkusative das Establishment die Establishments

What is the meaning of Establishment in German?

Establishment is defined as:

[1] Social layer of society, which is well situated/established and has an impact in many areas

[1] soziale Schicht der Gesellschaft, die gut situiert/etabliert ist und in vielen Bereichen Einfluss hat

How to use Establishment in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Establishment with translations in English.

[1] „In Zeiten des triumphierenden Populismus und der Angriffe auf das politische Establishment macht man sich lieber ganz klein, wenn es ums Essen geht.“

[1] "In times of triumphant populism and the attacks on political establishment, you prefer to make yourself very small when it comes to eating"

[1] „Protest gehörte nun zum guten Ton, bis hinein ins sogenannte Establishment, Opern- und Theaterpublikum.“

[1] "Protest was now a good tone, up to the so-called establishment, opera and theater public" "

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