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Is it der, die oder das Jugend?


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

The word Jugend 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 Jugend?

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

What is the meaning of Jugend in German?

Jugend has various definitions in German:

[1] The entirety of young people

[1] die Gesamtheit der jungen Leute

[2] The adolescence, the time when someone is young

[2] das Jugendalter, die Zeit, in der jemand jung ist

Several meanings are still missing

Mehrere Bedeutungen fehlen noch.

How to use Jugend in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Jugend with translations in English.

[1] Die Jugend hat einen anderen Musikgeschmack. Den kann man nicht mit dem der Alten vergleichen.

[1] The youth has a different taste of music that cannot be compared to that of the old.

[1] „Es war die Zeit, als sich die Jugend an der Universität noch siezte, als Studenten Anzüge und Krawatten trugen und ihre Kommilitoninnen Kleider mit weißen Kragen oder Perlenketten.“

[1] "It was the time when the youth at the university still died, as students wore suits and ties and their fellow students dressed with white collar or pearl chain" "

[1] „Und Honecker war es auch, der 1952 die Einführung des Schießunterrichts, des Fallschirmspringens und des Motorfliegens bei der FDJ verkündete; der Popularisierung der Wiederbewaffnung bei der Jugend widmete er danach seine ganze Energie.“

[1] And "and Honecker was also the one who in 1952 the introduction of shooting lessons, skydiving and engine flying at the FDJ announced the popularization of reworking in the youth afterwards he dedicated all of his energy"

[2] Die Jugend erlebt man eher unbeschwert als das Alter.

[2] Youth is experienced rather carefree than the age

[2] „Wenn meine Großmutter von Mamans Jugend sprach, klang sie immer wie ein Kunsthändler, der einem inzwischen hoch gehandelten Werk nachtrauerte, das er vor langer Zeit viel zu günstig verkauft hatte.“

[2] "When my grandmother spoke of Maman's youth, she always sounded like an art dealer who mourned a highly traded work that he had sold far too cheaply a long time ago"

[2] „Viele wollte eben nicht wahrhaben, dass sie ihre Jugend einem sinnlosen Seekrieg geopfert hatten.“

[2] "Many did not want to admit that they had sacrificed their youth to a senseless nautical war"

[2] „Ein älteres Paar, das sich seit frühester Jugend kannte, feiert seinen 50. Hochzeitstag.“

[2] "An older couple who knew each other since early youth celebrates his 50th wedding anniversary."

How do you pronounce Jugend?

Jugend (Österreich)

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