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Is it der, die oder das Gefährlichkeit?


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

The word Gefährlichkeit 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 Gefährlichkeit?

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

What is the meaning of Gefährlichkeit in German?

Gefährlichkeit is defined as:

[1] The property of being dangerous

[1] die Eigenschaft, gefährlich zu sein

How to use Gefährlichkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefährlichkeit with translations in English.

[1] Die Gefährlichkeit der Situation ist nicht zu unterschätzen.

[1] The danger of the situation is not to be underestimated

[1] „Um die Gefährlichkeit des Alkohols zu demonstrieren, legt der Lehrer in der Biologiestunde einen Wurm in ein Glas mit Schnaps und einen in ein Glas mit Wasser.“

[1] "In order to demonstrate the danger of alcohol, the teacher puts a worm in a glass with schnapps and one in a glass with a water" in the biology lesson "

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