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Is it der, die oder das Gesundheit?


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

The word Gesundheit 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 Gesundheit?

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

What is the meaning of Gesundheit in German?

Gesundheit is defined as:

[1] as mentally balanced and emotionally harmonious, experienced in physical and above all practical terms as sufficiently powerful general condition full of work or productivity and thus unrestricted ability to act

[1] als geistig ausgeglichen und emotional harmonisch empfundener, in körperlicher und vor allem praktischer Hinsicht als ausreichend kraftvoll erlebter Allgemeinzustand voller Arbeits- oder Leistungsfähigkeit und damit uneingeschränkter Handlungsfähigkeit

How to use Gesundheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesundheit with translations in English.

[1] Ich gebe meiner Gesundheit den Vorrang.

[1] I give priority to my health.

[1] Das schadet deiner Gesundheit!

[1] This is bad for your health

[1] Er sollte mehr für seine Gesundheit tun.

[1] He should do more for his health.

[1] Seine Gesundheit lässt sehr zu wünschen übrig.

[1] His health leaves a lot to be desired.

[1] „Frauen trinken aber auch viel Tee, um sich möglichst viel Flüssigkeit zuzuführen und es in puncto Gesundheit den Topmodels gleichzutun.“[2]

[1] "But women also drink a lot of tea in order to get as much fluid as possible and to imitate the top models in terms of health ." [2]

[1] „Alkohol ist zwar für die Gesundheit des Menschen schädlich, für viele Krankheitserreger ist er dagegen absolut tödlich.“[3]

[1] "Alcohol is harmful to human health, but for many pathogens it is absolutely deadly." [3]

[1] „Gesundheit, Gewicht und Genuss: Wer sich richtig ernähren will, bringt die Uhr ins Spiel.“[4]

[1] "Health, weight and enjoyment: if you want to eat properly, you bring the clock into the game." [4]

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