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Is it der, die oder das Gewissheit?


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

The word Gewissheit 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 Gewissheit?

How does the declension of Gewissheit 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 Gewissheit die Gewissheiten
Genitive der Gewissheit der Gewissheiten
Dative der Gewissheit den Gewissheiten
Akkusative die Gewissheit die Gewissheiten

What is the meaning of Gewissheit in German?

Gewissheit is defined as:

[1] Secured knowledge that hardly allows any doubt anymore

[1] gesichertes Wissen, das kaum mehr Zweifel zulässt

How to use Gewissheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewissheit with translations in English.

[1] Der anbrechende Morgen brachte die Gewissheit, dass im überschwemmten Haus nichts mehr zu retten war.

[1] The beginning of the morning brought the certainty that there was nothing more to save in the flooded house

[1] „Der Verdacht verdichtet sich zur Gewissheit, es müsse eine dunkle Interessengruppe hinter diesen Vorgängen stehen und bare Münze aus dem Missgeschick der gequälten Damenwelt schlagen.“

[1] "The suspicion is condemned that a dark group of interests had to be behind these processes and bare coin from the misfortune of the tortured women's world"

[1] „In der letzten Zeit war es ihr, obwohl sie sich das nie mit aller Deutlichkeit klarmachte, zur Gewissheit geworden, dass sie geliebt wurde und liebte.“

[1] "It has recently become her, although she never clearly made it clear, that she was loved and loved"

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