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Is it der, die oder das Intelligenz?


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

The word Intelligenz is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Intelligenz?

How does the declension of Intelligenz 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 Intelligenz die Intelligenzen
Genitive der Intelligenz der Intelligenzen
Dative der Intelligenz den Intelligenzen
Akkusative die Intelligenz die Intelligenzen

What is the meaning of Intelligenz in German?

Intelligenz has various definitions in German:

[1] Only singular: cognitive performance

[1] nur Singular: kognitive Leistungsfähigkeit

[2] Only singular: The layer of the intellectuals

[2] nur Singular: die Schicht der Intellektuellen

[3] Corporation of intelligent life

[3] Vernunftwesen; intelligentes Leben

How to use Intelligenz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Intelligenz with translations in English.

[1] Die Intelligenz dieser Person ist umstritten.

[1] The intelligence of this person is controversial

[1] „Die Intelligenz, das geistige Leistungsvermögen, zeigt sich darin, inwieweit ein Lebewesen in der Lage ist, Probleme in einer gegebenen Umwelt situationsgerecht und rasch zu lösen.“

[1] "The intelligence, the intellectual performance, is shown by the extent to which a living being is able to solve problems in a given environment in a given environment and quickly"

[1] „Es schickt sich nicht mehr, die Menschen anzuprangern, deren mangelhaft entwickelter Verkehrssinn und geringe Intelligenz die am häufigsten erkannten Unfallursachen sind.“

[1] "It is no longer a matter of denouncing people, the poorly developed sense of traffic and low intelligence the most frequently recognized causes of the accident"

[2] „Insgesamt ließ SS-Mann Müller, "der vor grenzenlosem Hass gegen die Polen glühte, besonders gegen die polnische Intelligenz", wie Professor Tadeusz Kowalski sich später erinnerte, 183 Personen in ein nahe gelegenes Gefängnis transportieren.“

[2] "Overall, SS-Mann Müller," who glowed against boundless hatred of the Poles, especially against Polish intelligence ", as Professor Tadeusz Kowalski later remembered, transported 183 people to a nearby prison" ""

[3] Im Bereich der Astronomie fasziniert mich am meisten die Suche nach außerirdischen Intelligenzen. Vielleicht liest eine extraterrestrische Intelligenz mit überlegenen Fähigkeiten jetzt gerade mit?

[3] In the area of ​​astronomy I most fascinate the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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