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Is it der, die oder das Gepflogenheit?


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

The word Gepflogenheit 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 Gepflogenheit?

How does the declension of Gepflogenheit 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 Gepflogenheit die Gepflogenheiten
Genitive der Gepflogenheit der Gepflogenheiten
Dative der Gepflogenheit den Gepflogenheiten
Akkusative die Gepflogenheit die Gepflogenheiten

What is the meaning of Gepflogenheit in German?

Gepflogenheit is defined as:

[1] Upsetted: an inconceivable agreement that has become a convention through frequent repeats

[1] gehoben: eine nicht verbindliche Übereinkunft, die durch häufiges Wiederholen zur Konvention geworden ist

How to use Gepflogenheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gepflogenheit with translations in English.

[1] Im Übrigen gehöre das Material gemäß den weltweiten Gepflogenheiten nicht mehr EDF, sondern dem russischen Unternehmen Tenex, das es wiederaufbereite.

In addition, according to the global customs, the material no longer belongs to EDF, but the Russian company Tenex, which it rebuilt

[1] „Mit der Zeit passte ich mich den Bonner Gepflogenheiten und Dresscodes an.“

[1] "Over time, I fit the Bonn customs and dress codes"

[1] „Sie nannte sich Raton und gab nach der Gepflogenheit der Schauspielerinnen, die stets wenigstens zwei oder drei Jahre unterschlagen, ihr Alter mit fünfzehn Jahren an.“

[1] "She called herself Raton and, after the customary of the actresses, who always embezzled at least two or three years, her age at the age of fifteen"

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