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Is it der, die oder das Gemeinheit?


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

The word Gemeinheit 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 Gemeinheit?

How does the declension of Gemeinheit 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 Gemeinheit die Gemeinheiten
Genitive der Gemeinheit der Gemeinheiten
Dative der Gemeinheit den Gemeinheiten
Akkusative die Gemeinheit die Gemeinheiten

What is the meaning of Gemeinheit in German?

Gemeinheit is defined as:

[1] malice, unfriendliness

[1] Bösartigkeit, Unfreundlichkeit

How to use Gemeinheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gemeinheit with translations in English.

[1] Ich möchte gar nicht alle Gemeinheiten aufzählen, die mein Nachbar mir angetan hat.

[1] I don't want to list all the meanness that my neighbor is doing to me

[1] „Ich sagte ihr in wenigen Worten, welche Angelegenheit mich zu ihr führte, und versicherte ihr zugleich, daß sie mich nie einer Gemeinheit für fähig halten dürfe.“

[1] "I told her in a few words what matter led me to her, and at the same time assured her that she should never consider me a meanness"

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