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Is it der, die oder das Gattung?

DIE

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

The word Gattung 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 Gattung?

How does the declension of Gattung 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 Gattung die Gattungen
Genitive der Gattung der Gattungen
Dative der Gattung den Gattungen
Akkusative die Gattung die Gattungen

What is the meaning of Gattung in German?

Gattung has various definitions in German:

[1] A species in general sense

[1] eine Art im allgemeinen Sinn

[2] Biology, Systematics: Taxonomic Category, which summarizes very close to each other

[2] Biologie, Systematik: taxonomische Kategorie, die einander sehr nahestehende Arten zusammenfasst

[3] Literature: Class of literary texts

[3] Literaturwissenschaft: Klasse von literarischen Texten

How to use Gattung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gattung with translations in English.

[1] Welcher Gattung ist dies denn zuzuordnen?

[1] What genus is this to be assigned

[2] Der Leopard gehört der Gattung Panthera an.

[2] The Leopard belongs to the Panthera genus

[3] Wenigstens drei Gattungen werden unterschieden: Drama, Lyrik und Prosa.

[3] At least three genera are differentiated: drama, poetry and prose

[3] Der Begriff Gattung wird aber zum Teil auch auf die einzelnen literarischen Kategorien wie Ode angewendet.

[3] However, the term genre is also applied to the individual literary categories such as ODE

[3] „Er vermisste Gattungen der Metapolitik, das Portrait, die Gedenkrede, die Polemik und Kontroverse, die Glosse, die Streitschrift, den Essay.“

[3] "He missed genera of meta policy, the portrait, the memorial speech, polemics and controversy, the gloss, the pamphlet, the essaye" "

[3] „Je nach Funktionsbereich und literarischer Gattung unterscheiden sich die überlieferten Schreibstile des Älteren Jiddisch sehr stark.“

[3] "Depending on the functional area and literary genre, the traditional writing styles of the older Yiddish differ very strongly"

[3] „Alles Spätere dieser Gattung war nur Wortverschleiß, der selbst in seinen besseren Stücken sich nicht allzulange im Archiv frisch hielt.“

[3] "Everything later of this genre was only an wear and tear that, even in his better pieces, did not hold too long in the archive Frisch" "

How do you pronounce Gattung?

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