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Is it der, die oder das Krise?


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

The word Krise 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 Krise?

How does the declension of Krise 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 Krise die Krisen
Genitive der Krise der Krisen
Dative der Krise den Krisen
Akkusative die Krise die Krisen

What is the meaning of Krise in German?

Krise is defined as:

[1] unstable condition

[1] instabiler Zustand

How to use Krise in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Krise with translations in English.

[1] Die internationalen Finanzen befinden sich zur Zeit in einer Krise.

[1] The international finances are currently in a crisis

[1] „Wenn der Kaiser in die Ferien fuhr, konnte die Krise wohl nicht besonders gefährlich sein.“

[1] "If the emperor went on vacation, the crisis could not be particularly dangerous"

[1] „Wir mussten uns unsere Krisen selber machen.“

[1] "We had to do our crises ourselves"

[1] „Unter Putin als Präsident kam es zu einer ersten großen diplomatischen Krise zwischen Moskau und Kiew.“

[1] "Under Putin as President, there was a first major diplomatic crisis between Moscow and Kiewä"

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