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Is it der, die oder das Gesamtzahl?


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

The word Gesamtzahl 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 Gesamtzahl?

How does the declension of Gesamtzahl 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 Gesamtzahl die Gesamtzahlen
Genitive der Gesamtzahl der Gesamtzahlen
Dative der Gesamtzahl den Gesamtzahlen
Akkusative die Gesamtzahl die Gesamtzahlen

What is the meaning of Gesamtzahl in German?

Gesamtzahl is defined as:

[1] All individual objects together

[1] alle einzelnen Objekte zusammen

How to use Gesamtzahl in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesamtzahl with translations in English.

[1] „Das Repertoire der ägyptischen Hieroglyphen unterschied sich von den chinesischen Zeichen sowohl in der Gesamtzahl wie auch in der Proportion.“

[1] "The repertoire of the Egyptian hieroglyphs differed from the Chinese signs in both the total number and in the proportion" "

[1] „Von der Gesamtzahl aller lebenden Sprachen der Welt sind nur etwa 13% verschriftet, das heißt die große Mehrheit aller Einzelsprachen ist schriftlos.“

[1] "Only about 13% of the total of all living languages ​​of the world are labeled, that is, the vast majority of all individual languages ​​are in writing"

[1] „Von der Gesamtzahl der Krieger zogen sie die Toten ab, gaben die Verwundeten hinzu, die bald wiederhergestellt sein würden, und wussten am Ende, was es gekostet hatte.“

[1] "From the total number of warriors, they left the dead, added the wounded, who would soon be restored, and in the end knew what it had cost" "

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