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Is it der, die oder das Leib?


The correct article in German of Leib is der. So it is der Leib! (nominative case)

The word Leib is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

While body refers to the organism of a living being in the biological sense, the term body has various other connotations (the physicality that goes beyond physicality) ease in a religious context is understood by the combination of body and soul in humans, i.e. the soulful body . In philosophy, a self -referential can be understood under body, i.e. around itself knowing or related body. In most foreign languages, this distinction cannot be reproduced directly.

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 Leib?

How does the declension of Leib 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 der Leib die Leiber
Genitive des Leibs des Leibes der Leiber
Dative dem Leib dem Leibe den Leibern
Akkusative den Leib die Leiber

What is the meaning of Leib in German?

Leib has various definitions in German:

[1] Lifted: Living body of humans or animals

[1] gehoben: lebendiger Körper von Mensch oder Tier

[2] Lifted: body without head and limb: fuselage

[2] gehoben: Körper ohne Kopf und Gliedmaßen: Rumpf

[3] Supported: Abdominal or abdomen in humans

[3] gehoben: Bauch oder Unterleib beim Menschen

[4] Supported: Organ that absorbs and digested the food supplied: stomach

[4] gehoben: Organ, das die zugeführte Nahrung aufnimmt und verdaut: Magen

How to use Leib in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Leib with translations in English.

[1] Die Seele schwinget sich wohl in die Luft, juchhe!

[1] The soul is probably swinging into the air, Juchthäea

Der Leib allein bleibt auf dem Kanapee.

The body alone remains on the Kanapeee

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