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Is it der, die oder das Germanistik?


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

The word Germanistik 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 Germanistik?

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

What is the meaning of Germanistik in German?

Germanistik has various definitions in German:

[1] In the narrow sense: science of German language and literature

[1] im engen Sinne: die Wissenschaft von der deutschen Sprache und Literatur

[2] In the broad sense: Science of the Germanic languages, their culture (customs, law, religion) and literature

[2] im weiten Sinne: die Wissenschaft von den germanischen Sprachen, ihrer Kultur (Brauchtum, Recht, Religion) und Literatur

How to use Germanistik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Germanistik with translations in English.

[1] Die Germanistik untersucht u.a. die Geschichte der deutschen Sprache.

[1] German studies examine. The history of the German language.

[1] Die Germanistik umfasst die Fächer Mediävistik, Neuere deutsche Literatur, Sprachwissenschaft (Linguistik), Niederdeutsche Sprache und Literatur

[1] German studies include the subjects of mediavistics, more recent German literature, linguistics (linguistics), Low German language and literature

[1] „So habe das universitäre Fach Germanistik im Jahre 1949 nur noch in Budapest existiert, während die entsprechenden Lehrstühle in Szeged, Debrecen und Pécs aufgelöst worden seien.“

[1] "In 1949, the university subject in 1949 only existed in Budapest, while the corresponding chairs in Szeged ,bubrecen and Pécs were dissolved"

[1] „Lange, bevor es in Deutschland eine Germanistik gab, gab es schon die Äthiopistik.“

[1] "Long before there was German studies in Germany, there was already the Ethiopistics" "

[1] „Dieser Mann hatte Germanistik studiert, aber kein Abschlussexamen für den Staatsdienst gemacht.“

[1] "This man had studied German studies, but did not make a final exam for the civil service"

[1] „Marga würde die Stelle bei Griebel in der Germanistik erhalten.“

[1] "Marga would preserve the position at Griebel in German studies"

[2] Die Germanistik im weiten Sinne umfasst außer der Germanistik im engen Sinne die Fächer Afrikaans, Anglistik, Friesistik, Gotisch, Jiddistik, Niederlandistik, Runenkunde, Skandinavistik.

[2] In the broad sense, German studies in the broad sense includes the subjects of Africa, English, Frisian, Gothic, Yiddistics, Dutch, Runenkunde, Scandinavistik.

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