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Is it der, die oder das Kindheit?


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

The word Kindheit 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 Kindheit?

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

What is the meaning of Kindheit in German?

Kindheit is defined as:

[1] Period in a person's life from birth to puberty

[1] Zeitraum im Leben eines Menschen von der Geburt bis zur Pubertät

How to use Kindheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kindheit with translations in English.

[1] Erlebnisse der Kindheit sind prägend für das restliche Leben.

[1] Child experiences are formative for the rest of the life

[1] „Schon in meiner Kindheit wurde in ganz Deutschland überall viel und fröhlich gefeiert.“

[1] "Already in my childhood there was a lot and happy celebration all over Germany" everywhere "

[1] „Der Mann des Hauses steht langsam auf, vor seinem geistigen Auge ziehen Bilder aus der Kindheit seiner Tochter vorbei.“

[1] "The man of the house is slowly getting up, pictures from his daughter's childhood move past his spiritual eye"

[1] „Er sprach über seine Kindheit und wie er den Schnee geliebt hatte.“

[1] "He spoke about his childhood and how he had loved the snow"

[1] „Der schwarze Humor dieser Szenen kann nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, dass Senders Kindheit weniger komisch als tragisch ist.“

[1] "The black humor of these scenes cannot hide the fact that broadcasting childhood is less funny than tragic"

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