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Is it der, die oder das Gelegenheit?


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

The word Gelegenheit 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 Gelegenheit?

How does the declension of Gelegenheit 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 Gelegenheit die Gelegenheiten
Genitive der Gelegenheit der Gelegenheiten
Dative der Gelegenheit den Gelegenheiten
Akkusative die Gelegenheit die Gelegenheiten

What is the meaning of Gelegenheit in German?

Gelegenheit is defined as:

[1] Cheap views that are in contrast to a risk

[1] günstige Aussicht, die im Gegensatz zu einem Risiko steht

How to use Gelegenheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gelegenheit with translations in English.

[1] Das ist die Gelegenheit, dir etwas zu kaufen.

[1] This is the opportunity to buy something to you

[1] „Egal, wie einmalig die Gelegenheit erscheinen mag: Kapitalanleger sollten sich auf keinen Fall unter Druck setzen lassen und vorschnell Kaufentscheidungen treffen, bei denen es um viel Geld geht.“

[1] "No matter how unique the opportunity may appear: capital investors should not be put under pressure and make a prematurely making buying decisions, where a lot of money goes"

[1] „Rüdin, der den Nationalsozialimus als Gelegenheit genutzt hatte, eugenische und rassenhygienische Gedanken zu verwirklichen, hat wesentlich dazu beigetragen, dass sich Psychiatrie und Humangenetik in den Dienst des nationalsozialistischen Staates stellten.“

[1] "Rüdin, who had used the National Socialimus as an opportunity to realize Eugenic and Racial Hygienic thoughts, has made a significant contribution to the fact that psychiatry and human genetics act in the service of the National Socialist state"

[1] „Er schlug Robert eine Besichtigung des Archivs vor, um ihn bei dieser Gelegenheit auch mit den übrigen Mitarbeitern bekannt zu machen.“

[1] "He proposed Robert a tour of the archive in order to make it known to the other employees on this occasion"

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