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Is it der, die oder das Kleidung?


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

The word Kleidung 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 Kleidung?

How does the declension of Kleidung 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 Kleidung die Kleidungen
Genitive der Kleidung der Kleidungen
Dative der Kleidung den Kleidungen
Akkusative die Kleidung die Kleidungen

What is the meaning of Kleidung in German?

Kleidung is defined as:

[1] The entirety of clothes, items of clothing

[1] Gesamtheit der Kleider, der Kleidungsstücke

How to use Kleidung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kleidung with translations in English.

[1] Wetterfeste Kleidung und Schuhwerk sind in jedem Fall angesagt.[2]

[1] Weatherproof clothing and footwear are definitely in demand. [2]

[1] Natürlich muss man da in einer angemessenen Kleidung auftreten, das verlangt ja schon der historische Rahmen.

[1] Of course one has to appear in appropriate clothing, the historical framework already demands that

[1] „Es bleibt keine Zeit, weder fürs Einpacken von Waschzeug und Kleidung, noch für Umarmung und Abschied.“[3]

[1] "There is no time, neither for packing washing supplies and clothes, nor for hugging and saying goodbye" [3]

[1] „Als ich glaubte, genug Kleidung gesammelt zu haben, schnürte ich alles zu einem Bündel zusammen und trug es zum Schoner.“[4]

[1] “When I thought I had collected enough clothes, I tied everything up in a bundle and carried it to the schooner” [4]

[1] „Er ließ ihn vollständig neu mit Kleidung, Schuhwerk und Kopfbedeckung versehen.“[5]

[1] "He had it completely redesigned with clothes, shoes and headgear." [5]

How do you pronounce Kleidung?

Kleidung (Österreich)

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