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Is it der, die oder das Fähigkeit?


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

The word Fähigkeit 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 Fähigkeit?

How does the declension of Fähigkeit 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 Fähigkeit die Fähigkeiten
Genitive der Fähigkeit der Fähigkeiten
Dative der Fähigkeit den Fähigkeiten
Akkusative die Fähigkeit die Fähigkeiten

What is the meaning of Fähigkeit in German?

Fähigkeit is defined as:

[1] The innate or acquired property of being able to be able

[1] die angeborene oder erworbene Eigenschaft, zu etwas imstande zu sein

How to use Fähigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fähigkeit with translations in English.

[1] „Für Schweitzer bedeutet es, ein geistiger Abenteurer zu sein, wie die Welt sie nötig hat, wenn man die Fähigkeit entwickelt, sein Vorhaben nicht als etwas Außergewöhnliches, sondern als etwas Selbstverständliches zu begreifen, bei dem man nur seine Pflicht erfüllt.“

[1] “For Schweitzer, it means being a mental adventurer, how the world needs it when you develop the ability to understand your project as something extraordinary, but as a matter of course in which you only fulfill your duty "

[1] Im Berufsleben muss man über bestimmte Fähigkeiten verfügen.

[1] In professional life, one must have certain skills

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