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Is it der, die oder das Ewigkeit?


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

The word Ewigkeit 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 Ewigkeit?

How does the declension of Ewigkeit 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 Ewigkeit die Ewigkeiten
Genitive der Ewigkeit der Ewigkeiten
Dative der Ewigkeit den Ewigkeiten
Akkusative die Ewigkeit die Ewigkeiten

What is the meaning of Ewigkeit in German?

Ewigkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] colloquially: a long period of time

[1] umgangssprachlich: ein langer Zeitraum

[2] Theology, philosopy: timelessness without beginning and without end

[2] Theologie, Philosopie: Zeitlosigkeit ohne Anfang und ohne Ende

[3] Theology, philosopy: timelessness with the beginning, but without end

[3] Theologie, Philosopie: Zeitlosigkeit mit Anfang, aber ohne Ende

How to use Ewigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ewigkeit with translations in English.

[1] Du brauchst ja wieder eine Ewigkeit, bis du endlich fertig bist.

[1] You need an eternity again until you are finally finished

[1] „An der Front sei er einer brutalen Ewigkeit ausgesetzt gewesen, er habe irgendwann nicht einmal mehr Tag und Nacht unterscheiden können unter all dem Staub und Rauch.“

[1] "On the front he was exposed to brutal eternity, at some point he could not even distinguish the day and night anymore under all the dust and smoke"

[2] Ewigkeit ist wie „Liebe“ – sehr real, aber schwer zu definieren.

[2] Eternity is like "love" - ​​very real, but difficult to define

[3] Da droht Verdammnis in alle Ewigkeit.

[3] There is a risk of damnation in all eternity

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