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Is it der, die oder das Klinik?


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

The word Klinik 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 Klinik?

How does the declension of Klinik 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 Klinik die Kliniken
Genitive der Klinik der Kliniken
Dative der Klinik den Kliniken
Akkusative die Klinik die Kliniken

What is the meaning of Klinik in German?

Klinik has various definitions in German:

[1] Hospital, healing place with inpatient care

[1] Krankenhaus, Heilstätte mit stationärer Versorgung

[2] The appearance and the course of an illness

[2] das Erscheinungsbild und der Verlauf einer Krankheit

How to use Klinik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Klinik with translations in English.

[1] Die Klinik für Chirurgie wurde gerade renoviert.

[1] The Clinic for Surgery has just been renovated

[1] „Franz wird keinen Tag überflüssig in der Klinik liegen, in einer Woche wird Wischow wiederkommen, Eva logiert inzwischen in Magdeburg.“[3]

[1] "Franz will not be unnecessary in the clinic, Wischow will come back in a week, Eva now stays in Magdeburg" "[3]

[1] „Sobald Friedrich morgens in die Klinik aufbrach, machten wir uns auf in den Garten.“[4]

[1] "As soon as Friedrich left the clinic in the morning, we set off in the garden" [4]

[1] „Nachdem sie die Klinik besichtigt hatten, gingen sie zurück in die Bibliothek.“[5]

[1] "After visiting the clinic, they went back to the library" [5]

[2] Die Klinik der Erkrankung lässt einen Stoffwechseldefekt vermuten.

[2] The clinic of the disease suggests a metabolism defect

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