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Is it der, die oder das Fortpflanzung?


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

The word Fortpflanzung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Fortpflanzung?

How does the declension of Fortpflanzung 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 Fortpflanzung
Genitive der Fortpflanzung
Dative der Fortpflanzung
Akkusative die Fortpflanzung

What is the meaning of Fortpflanzung in German?

Fortpflanzung has various definitions in German:

[1] The production of offspring

[1] die Erzeugung von Nachkommen

[2] Extension (from waves, mistakes and so on)

[2] Ausbreitung (von Wellen, Fehlern und so weiter)

How to use Fortpflanzung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fortpflanzung with translations in English.

[1] Ein ganzer Zweig der Medizin befasst sich mit der Fortpflanzung.

[1] A whole branch of medicine deals with the reproduction

[1] „Zweitens muß sie ihre eigene Art durch Fortpflanzung erhalten; und sicherlich würde sie sich dieser Aufgabe nicht entledigen, was auch immer der heilige Augustinus dazu sagt, wenn sie nicht bei ihrer Erfüllung Lust empfände.“

[1] Secondly, she has to maintain her own way through reproduction and certainly she would not get rid of this task, whatever the Holy Augustine says if she does not feel lust when she fulfills "

[2] Die Seismologie untersucht die Fortpflanzung von Wellen in der Erde.

[2] Seismology examines the reproduction of waves in the earth

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