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Is it der, die oder das Konkurrenz?


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

The word Konkurrenz 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 Konkurrenz?

How does the declension of Konkurrenz 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 Konkurrenz die Konkurrenzen
Genitive der Konkurrenz der Konkurrenzen
Dative der Konkurrenz den Konkurrenzen
Akkusative die Konkurrenz die Konkurrenzen

What is the meaning of Konkurrenz in German?

Konkurrenz has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: the situation to compete

[1] kein Plural: die Situation, zu konkurrieren

[2] No plural: the competitors, competitors

[2] kein Plural: die Mitbewerber, Konkurrenten

[3] Rare: a competition, for example in sport

[3] selten: ein Wettbewerb, zum Beispiel im Sport

How to use Konkurrenz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Konkurrenz with translations in English.

[1] Die Konkurrenz ist in diesem Geschäft besonders hart.

[1] The competition is particularly hard in this business

[1] „Anstelle der bahnfreundlichen Generaldirektion Verkehr ist nun der Wettbewerbskommissar Joaquín Almunia zuständig - der endlich mehr Konkurrenz auf der Schiene durchsetzen will.“

[1] "Instead of the railway -friendly general directorate, the competitive commissioner Joaquín Almunia is now responsible - who finally enforces more competition on the rail" "

[2] Mir scheint, das hast du bei der Konkurrenz gekauft!

[2] It seems to me that you bought that from the competition

[2] „Grundsätzlich gilt die Namensregelung, wonach SUV ungerade Ziffern (Q1, Q3, Q5, etc.) erhalten, die geraden Zahlen dagegen den sportlicheren, eleganteren Crossover-Modellen vorbehalten bleiben. Das gilt auch für den Q6, der ab 2016 als Konkurrenz zum BMW X4 kommen wird.“

[2] “In principle, the name regulation, according to which SUV odd digits (Q1, Q3, Q5, etc) are preserved, the straight numbers are reserved for the sportier, more elegant crossover models. This also applies to the Q6, which will come to the BMW X4 from 2016. ”

[2] „Doch nicht nur sie ist eine gefährliche Konkurrenz für die talmudischen Schriftgelehrten.“

[2] "But not only she is a dangerous competition for the Talmudic scribes"

[3] Es finden Konkurrenzen in verschiedenen Disziplinen statt.

[3] There are competitions in different disciplines

[3] Er läuft außer Konkurrenz mit.

[3] He runs out of competition with

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