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Is it der, die oder das Gewaltenteilung?


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

The word Gewaltenteilung 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 Gewaltenteilung?

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

What is the meaning of Gewaltenteilung in German?

Gewaltenteilung is defined as:

[1] Principle of the separation of legislative, executive and judicial violence in a state

[1] Prinzip der Trennung von gesetzgebender, ausführender und richterlicher Gewalt in einem Staat

How to use Gewaltenteilung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewaltenteilung with translations in English.

[1] Das Prinzip der Gewaltenteilung ist eine der größten Errungenschaften der Zivilisation.

[1] The principle of separation of powers is one of the greatest achievements of civilization

[1] „Das System der Gewaltenteilung stellt neben dem Rechtsstaat und den Menschenrechten die Basis unserer Demokratie dar.“

[1] "In addition to the rule of law and human rights, the system of separation of powers provides the basis of our democracy"

[1] „Ein grundlegendes Prinzip des österreichischen Staates ist die Gewaltenteilung.“

[1] "A fundamental principle of the Austrian state is the division of powers"

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