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Is it der, die oder das Malerei?


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

The word Malerei 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 Malerei?

How does the declension of Malerei 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 Malerei die Malereien
Genitive der Malerei der Malereien
Dative der Malerei den Malereien
Akkusative die Malerei die Malereien

What is the meaning of Malerei in German?

Malerei has various definitions in German:

[1] work of a painter

[1] Werk eines Malers

[2] Only singular: Classic genre name for two -dimensional works of art made of colors

[2] nur Singular: Klassische Gattungsbezeichnung für zweidimensionale Kunstwerke aus Farben

[3] Manufacture of pictures

[3] Herstellen von Bildern

How to use Malerei in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Malerei with translations in English.

[1] Zeig mir mal bitte eine seiner Malereien.

[1] Please show me one of his painting

[2] Die Malerei zählt neben der Architektur, der Bildhauerei, der Graphik und der Zeichnung zu den klassischen Gattungen der Bildenden Kunst.

In addition to architecture, sculpture, graphics and drawing, painting is one of the classic genres of the visual arts

[2] „Die mittelalterliche Malerei als höchster Ausdruck der Kunst - das war es, was die Kölner Gäste zu hören bekommen wollten.“

[2] "Medieval painting as the highest expression of art - that was what the Cologne guests wanted to hear"

[3] Er ist nur glücklich, wenn er mit seiner Malerei beschäftigt ist.

[3] He is only happy if he is busy with his painting

[3] „Der in Tunis einsetzende Farbrausch veränderte Klees Malerei grundlegend.“

[3] "The colorful painting in Tunis changed Klee's painting fundamental"

[3] „Sie nimmt es sehr ernst, sie macht keine Witze über die Malerei.“

[3] "She takes it very seriously, she doesn't joke about the painting" "

[3] „Seine Arbeit in der Gärtnerei litt nicht darunter, aber die Malerei tat es.“

[3] "His work in the nursery did not suffer from it, but painting did it"

How do you pronounce Malerei?

Malerei (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Malerei

[1] Malerei der Renaissance - Mona Lisa von Leonardo da Vinci
[1] Malerei der Renaissance - Mona Lisa von Leonardo da Vinci

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