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Is it der, die oder das Habitus?


The correct article in German of Habitus is der. So it is der Habitus! (nominative case)

The word Habitus is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Habitus?

How does the declension of Habitus 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 der Habitus
Genitive des Habitus
Dative dem Habitus
Akkusative den Habitus

What is the meaning of Habitus in German?

Habitus has various definitions in German:

[1] Biology: external appearance of a living being or a group of living things

[1] Biologie: äußere Erscheinung eines Lebewesens oder einer Gruppe von Lebewesen

[2] Sociology: Behavior of a living being

[2] Soziologie: Verhalten eines Lebewesens

How to use Habitus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Habitus with translations in English.

[1] Die Kraniche ähneln im Habitus den Schreitvögeln.

[1] The cranes are similar in the habit.

[1] Man kann einen Baum auch im Winter, wenn er keine Blätter hat, an seinem Habitus erkennen.

[1] A tree can also be recognized by his habitus in winter, when it has no leaves

[1, 2] Er ist schon über dreißig, wirkt aber seinem Habitus nach noch wie ein Jugendlicher.

[1, 2] He is already over thirty, but according to his habitus, it looks like a youth

[2] „Im vorangegangen Kapitel ist mehrfach der Begriff des Habitus gefallen. So wurde erwähnt, dass die herrschende Klasse sich unter anderem durch einen klassenspezifischen Habitus auszeichnet.“

[2] "In the previous chapter, the concept of habitus has fallen several times so it was mentioned that the ruling class is characterized by a class -specific habit."

[2] „Thomas Mann, der seine sinnlichen Wünsche mit dem Habitus des bürgerlichen Repräsentanten disziplinierte, ließ sich nur in seinen Tagebüchern gehen.“

[2] "Thomas Mann, who disciplined his sensual wishes with the habitus of the bourgeois representative, could only be walked in his diaries"

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