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Is it der, die oder das Kommission?


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

The word Kommission 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 Kommission?

How does the declension of Kommission 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 Kommission die Kommissionen
Genitive der Kommission der Kommissionen
Dative der Kommission den Kommissionen
Akkusative die Kommission die Kommissionen

What is the meaning of Kommission in German?

Kommission has various definitions in German:

[1] A group of experts who have been selected to edit a specific problem

[1] eine Gruppe von Fachleuten, die ausgewählt wurde, ein bestimmtes Problem zu bearbeiten

[2] Outingly: order to someone, on behalf of the client, to handle certain businesses

[2] veraltend: Auftrag an jemanden, stellvertretend für den Auftraggeber bestimmte Geschäfte abzuwickeln

How to use Kommission in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kommission with translations in English.

[1] Die Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften wird manchmal verkürzt einfach „die Komm.“ genannt.

[1] The Commission of the European Communities is sometimes simply called "the Commander".

[1] „Jetzt liegen der Kommission erstmals konkrete Zahlen vor.“

[1] "Now the Commission is now there for the first time"

[1] „Doch die Kommission tut ihm nicht den Gefallen: Sie sammelt von Hunderten Zeugen derart vernichtende Aussagen, dass Leopold die Willkürherrschaft im Kongo nicht mehr leugnen kann.“

[1] "But the Commission does not do him the favor: It collects such devastating statements from hundreds of witnesses that Leopold can no longer deny arbitrariness in the Congo"

[2] Nein wir stellen keine Spektive her - das eine haben wir nur in Kommission.

[2] No, we do not make a spective - we only have one in Commission

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