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Is it der, die oder das Gewohnheit?


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

The word Gewohnheit 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 Gewohnheit?

How does the declension of Gewohnheit 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 Gewohnheit die Gewohnheiten
Genitive der Gewohnheit der Gewohnheiten
Dative der Gewohnheit den Gewohnheiten
Akkusative die Gewohnheit die Gewohnheiten

What is the meaning of Gewohnheit in German?

Gewohnheit is defined as:

[1] action that became routine and is repeated, often unconsciously,

[1] Handlung, die zur Routine wurde und immer wieder, oft unbewusst, wiederholt wird

How to use Gewohnheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewohnheit with translations in English.

[1] Er hat schon aus Gewohnheit angefangen, sich auf japanisch zu entschuldigen.

[1] He started out in Japanese out of habit

[1] „Die Nachtschwärmer ändern nichts an ihren Gewohnheiten, nur die Mafia lernt sehr schnell, sich auf den Handel mit harten Drogen umzustellen.“

[1] "The night owls do not change their habits, only the mafia learns very quickly to switch to the trade with hard drugs"

[1] „Das römische Recht hinderte die Germanen, alte Gewohnheiten auszuleben wie Blutrache und Beutezüge.“

[1] "Roman law prevented the Teutons to live out old habits such as blood revenge and loot movements"

[1] „Aus alter Gewohnheit drückte er eine Zigarette in der Kaffeetasse des verfluchten Karlsson aus, bevor er mit finsterer Entschlossenheit die Treppenstufen zum Flur hinaufhastete.“

[1] "Out of old habit, he pressed out a cigarette in the Cleverly Coffee Cup of the cursed Karlsson before he hits the stairs up to the hallway" with dark determination "

[1] „Als Natascha mit einem ihr schon zur Gewohnheit gewordenen Griff die Tür öffnete, um Prinzessin Marja vor sich eintreten zu lassen, da fühlte die Prinzessin das aufsteigende Schluchzen in ihrer Kehle.“

[1] "When Natascha opened the door with a handle that had already become a habit to let Princess Marja stand in front of him, the princess felt the rising sob in her throat"

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