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Is it der, die oder das Gesinnung?


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

The word Gesinnung 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 Gesinnung?

How does the declension of Gesinnung 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 Gesinnung die Gesinnungen
Genitive der Gesinnung der Gesinnungen
Dative der Gesinnung den Gesinnungen
Akkusative die Gesinnung die Gesinnungen

What is the meaning of Gesinnung in German?

Gesinnung is defined as:

[1] intellectual and moral basic attitude, attitude of a person

[1] geistige und sittliche Grundeinstellung, Haltung eines Menschen

How to use Gesinnung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesinnung with translations in English.

[1] Seine Gesinnung ließ sehr zu wünschen übrig.

[1] His attitude was very desirable to be desired

[1] Dieser Brief zeigt deutlich seine Gesinnung und welches Geistes Kind er ist.

[1] This letter clearly shows his attitude and which spirit he is

[1] „In diesen Worten, so Curtius, zeigte sich wahre humanistische Gesinnung.“

[1] "In these words, according to Curtius, there were true humanistic contemplation"

[1] „Die Rechten im Osten trauen sich eher, ihre Gesinnung offen zur Schau zu stellen. Im Westen ist das eher versteckt, obwohl die Einstellungen trotzdem vorhanden sind.“

[1] "The right -wing in the east are more likely to dare to open their attitude openly to the job in the West, although the settings are still present."

[1] „Alle Gesinnungen, alle Prinzipe können sich bei ihm unumwunden aussprechen, alle Grundsätze und Religionen leben und weben friedlich nebeneinander und verschmelzen durch ebendiese Duldsamkeit jeden Tag mehr in ein harmonisches Ganzes.“

[1] "All attitudes, all the principles can speak frankly with him, all the principles and religions live and weave peacefully side by side and merge more in a harmonious whole every day"

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