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Is it der, die oder das Geschichtsschreibung?


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

The word Geschichtsschreibung 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 Geschichtsschreibung?

How does the declension of Geschichtsschreibung 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 Geschichtsschreibung die Geschichtsschreibungen
Genitive der Geschichtsschreibung der Geschichtsschreibungen
Dative der Geschichtsschreibung den Geschichtsschreibungen
Akkusative die Geschichtsschreibung die Geschichtsschreibungen

What is the meaning of Geschichtsschreibung in German?

Geschichtsschreibung is defined as:

[1] The written presentation of historical processes, conditions and design

[1] die schriftliche Darstellung geschichtlicher Vorgänge, Zustände und Gestalten

How to use Geschichtsschreibung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geschichtsschreibung with translations in English.

[1] „Herodot gilt seit Cicero als ‚Vater der Geschichtsschreibung‘ […].“

[1] "Herodotus has been considered a 'father of historiography' since Cicero"

[1] „Mit Sabrows brillanter Studie wird ein neues Kapitel in der Erforschung der DDR-Geschichtsschreibung aufgeschlagen. […] Man wünschte sich endlich eine ebenso kritische Untersuchung der westdeutschen Geschichtsschreibung der fünfziger und frühen sechziger Jahre.“

[1] "With Sabrow's brilliant study, a new chapter in the research of the GDR historiography will be opened […] One finally wanted an equally critical examination of the West German historiography of the fifties and early sixties."

[1] „Richtig aufmerksam wird die Geschichtsschreibung der Spätantike auf Geiserich erst, als er, zusammen mit rund 15000 Kriegern und deren Familien, im Jahr 429 von Gibraltar nach Nordafrika übersetzt.“

[1] "The historiography of late antiquity in Geiserich only becomes really attentive when, together with around 15,000 warriors and their families, he translated from Gibraltar to North Africa in 429" in 429 "

[1] „Erst nach 1989, nach der Öffnung der so lange geheimen Archive, werden die Lügen der sozialistischen Geschichtsschreibung offenbar.“

[1] "Only after 1989, after opening the secret archives for so long, the lies of socialist historiography become apparent"

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