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Is it der, die oder das Existenzminimum?


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

The word Existenzminimum is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Existenzminimum?

How does the declension of Existenzminimum 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 Existenzminimum die Existenzminima
Genitive des Existenzminimums der Existenzminima
Dative dem Existenzminimum den Existenzminima
Akkusative das Existenzminimum die Existenzminima

What is the meaning of Existenzminimum in German?

Existenzminimum is defined as:

[1] Extent of the material means that are at least necessary to make a living

[1] Ausmaß der materiellen Mittel, die mindestens notwendig sind, um den Lebensunterhalt zu bestreiten

How to use Existenzminimum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Existenzminimum with translations in English.

[1] „Berücksichtigt werden nicht nur das sächliche Existenzminimum gem. § 32 Abs. 6 Satz 1, 1. Tatbestand EStG (Kinderfreibetrag), sondern auch der Ausbildungs- und Erziehungsbedarf des Kindes (§ 32 Abs. 6 Satz 1, 2. Tatbestand EStG) und beides in entsprechender Größenordnung.“

[1] “Not only are the slight minimum of existence in Section 32 (6) sentence 1, 1st factor (child allowance), but also the child's training and educational needs (Section 32 (6) sentence 1, 2nd fact EStG) and both in the appropriate size. "

[1] „Gegenstand der Existenzminimumberichte ist die Darstellung der maßgebenden Beträge für die Bemessung der steuerfrei zu stellenden Existenzminima von Erwachsenen und Kindern.“

[1] "The subject of the minimum existence reports is the presentation of the relevant amounts for the assessment of the tax -free existence minima of adults and children's" "

[1] „Die Arbeitsbedingungen in den Salpetergruben waren schrecklich, die Angestellten mussten pro Tag 16 Stunden arbeiten und erhielten dafür einen Lohn, der gerade mal dem Existenzminimum entsprach.“

[1] "Working conditions in the saltpeter pits were terrible, the employees had to work 16 hours a day and received a wages that just met the subsistence level"

[1] „Solche Einwände gelten ja als zu persönlich und geschmacklos, aber das Geschmacklose liegt darin, daß so einer anderen ihr Existenzminimum vorrechnet.“

[1] "Such objections are considered too personal and tasteless, but the tasteless lies in the fact that another one of the other minimum subsistence is calculated"

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