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Is it der, die oder das Geisteswissenschaft?


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

The word Geisteswissenschaft 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 Geisteswissenschaft?

How does the declension of Geisteswissenschaft 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 Geisteswissenschaft die Geisteswissenschaften
Genitive der Geisteswissenschaft der Geisteswissenschaften
Dative der Geisteswissenschaft den Geisteswissenschaften
Akkusative die Geisteswissenschaft die Geisteswissenschaften

What is the meaning of Geisteswissenschaft in German?

Geisteswissenschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] Plural: Group of Sciences dealing with the different areas of culture and intellectual life

[1] Plural: Gruppe der Wissenschaften, die sich mit den verschiedenen Gebieten der Kultur und des geistigen Lebens befassen

[2] Individual science that deals with a certain subject of culture or intellectual life

[2] einzelne Wissenschaft, die sich mit einem bestimmten Gegenstand der Kultur oder des geistigen Lebens befasst

How to use Geisteswissenschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geisteswissenschaft with translations in English.

[1] „Geisteswissenschaften, auch Kultur- oder Geschichtswissenschaften, heißen seit der Mitte des 19. Jh. sämtliche Wissenschaften, die sich der Erforschung der Schöpfungen des menschl. Geistes […], der Kulturgebilde und Kulturgebiete, widmen, wie Wissenschaft, Kunst, Religion, Staat, Wirtschaft, Recht u.a.“

[1] “Humanities, also cultural or historical sciences, have been called all sciences since the middle of 19th century. Spirit […], the cultural structures and cultural areas, dedicate, such as science, art, religion, state, economy, law, etc. "

[1] „Die Bedeutung großer Datenmengen für die Zukunft der Geisteswissenschaften ist freilich alles andere als geklärt und mag sich von Disziplin zu Disziplin als durchaus unterschiedlich erweisen.“

[1] "The importance of large amounts of data for the future of the humanities is of course anything but clarified and may prove to be quite different from discipline to discipline"

[1] „Durch die unglückliche Trennung von Naturwissenschaften und Geisteswissenschaften hat übrigens die Mathematik in besonderem Maße gelitten.“

[1] "Incidentally, the unfortunate separation of natural sciences and humanities has a particular suffering mathematics"

[2] Die Literaturwissenschaft ist eine Geisteswissenschaft.

[2] Literary studies is a humanities

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