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Is it der, die oder das Gesamtbevölkerung?


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

The word Gesamtbevölkerung 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 Gesamtbevölkerung?

How does the declension of Gesamtbevölkerung 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 Gesamtbevölkerung die Gesamtbevölkerungen
Genitive der Gesamtbevölkerung der Gesamtbevölkerungen
Dative der Gesamtbevölkerung den Gesamtbevölkerungen
Akkusative die Gesamtbevölkerung die Gesamtbevölkerungen

What is the meaning of Gesamtbevölkerung in German?

Gesamtbevölkerung is defined as:

[1] All people who populate a certain area

[1] alle Personen, die ein bestimmtes Gebiet bevölkern

How to use Gesamtbevölkerung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesamtbevölkerung with translations in English.

[1] „Der Anteil der Homosexuellen an der Gesamtbevölkerung ist vermutlich in allen Kulturen und Epochen gleich; sehr unterschiedlich ist dagegen die Beurteilung der Homosexualität in der Öffentlichkeit.“

[1] "The proportion of homosexuals in the total population is probably very different in all cultures and epochs of the same time, the assessment of homosexuality in public"

[1] „Die meisten auf dem Arbeitsmarkt aktiven älteren Personen sind erwerbstätig: Die Erwerbstätigenquote als Anteil der Erwerbstätigen an der Gesamtbevölkerung in der Altersgruppe von 65 bis 74 Jahren betrug im Jahresdurchschnitt 2005 12,9%.“

[1] "Most older people active on the labor market are employed: The employment rate as a share of employed people in the total population in the age group from 65 to 74 years was 12.9%ole on average 2005"

[1] „Die Gruppierung nach dem Alter und dem Geschlecht […] zeigt, ob die Bevölkerung wächst, stagniert oder schrumpft, und sie gibt den Anteil der Geschlechter an der Gesamtbevölkerung an.“

[1] "The group after age and gender [...] shows whether the population grows, stagnates or shrinks, and it gives the share of gender in the total population"

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