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Is it der, die oder das Existenz?


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

The word Existenz 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 Existenz?

How does the declension of Existenz 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 Existenz die Existenzen
Genitive der Existenz der Existenzen
Dative der Existenz den Existenzen
Akkusative die Existenz die Existenzen

What is the meaning of Existenz in German?

Existenz has various definitions in German:

[1] The presence of an object or a state in reality

[1] das Vorhandensein eines Gegenstandes oder eines Zustandes in der Realität.

[2] The necessities for a livelihood

[2] die Notwendigkeiten für eine Lebensgrundlage

How to use Existenz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Existenz with translations in English.

[1] „Oft billigen wir Dingen nur eine Existenz zu, wenn sie denn sichtbar sind und einen Namen tragen“. (Quelle: Der Spiegel ONLINE)

[1] "Often we only have an existence if they are visible and bear a name" ease (source: the SPIEGEL ONLINE)

[1] „Die Existenz von Pflanzen erfordert ein Mindestmaß an Kohlendioxid in der Planetenatmosphäre“. (Quelle: Der Spiegel ONLINE)

[1] "The existence of plants requires a minimum of carbon dioxide in the planetary atmosphere"

[1] „Zwangsläufig: Die bloße Existenz eines Grundgesetzes ist keine Garantie für dessen Erfüllung, wenn die politisch bedeutenden Kräfte nicht einig sind“. (Quelle: Neues Deutschland 2003)

[1] "Inevitably: The mere existence of a Basic Law is not a guarantee of its fulfillment if the politically significant forces do not agree" (Source: New Germany 2003)

[1] „Nur dann wäre in dieser Sicht ein wissenschaftlicher Gottesbeweis gelungen, wenn der Unterschied empirisch feststellbar wäre, den seine Existenz bzw. Nichtexistenz für eine naturwissenschaftliche Beschreibung der Wirklichkeit machen würde.“

[1] "Only then would a scientific proof of God succeed in this point of view if the difference could be empirically determined, which its existence or non -existence would make for a scientific description of reality."

[1] „Der ontologische Gottesbeweis schlussfolgert aus dem bloßen Gedanken oder Begriff ‚Gott’, d. h. a priori, auf die Existenz Gottes.“

[1] "The ontological proof of God concludes from the mere thought or concept 'God', dä. a priori, on the existence of God. "

[1] „Die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen, die ethische Substanz einer Gemeinschaft und die Existenz oder Nichtexistenz einer Wagniserziehung tragen einen wesentlichen Verantwortungsanteil daran, in welche Wertrichtung sich die Wagnistendenzen bewegen.“

[1] "The social framework, the ethical substance of a community and the existence or non -existence of a risk education, carry a significant sense of responsibility in which direction the Wagnistenzen move"

[2] Seine Existenz stand auf dem Spiel.

[2] His existence was on the game

[2] „Durch den Brexit sind zahlreiche Fabriken in ihrer Existenz bedroht, Tausende Arbeitsplätze in Gefahr.“

[2] "Numerous factories in their existence are threatened by the Brexit, thousands of jobs in danger"

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