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Is it der, die oder das Mathematik?


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

The word Mathematik 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 Mathematik?

How does the declension of Mathematik 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 Mathematik
Genitive der Mathematik
Dative der Mathematik
Akkusative die Mathematik

What is the meaning of Mathematik in German?

Mathematik is defined as:

[1] Science, the self -made abstract structures examined for their properties and patterns

[1] Wissenschaft, die selbstgeschaffene abstrakte Strukturen auf ihre Eigenschaften und Muster untersucht

How to use Mathematik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Mathematik with translations in English.

[1] Wichtige Teilgebiete der Mathematik sind die Geometrie, die Arithmetik, die Algebra und die Stochastik.

[1] Important sub -areas of mathematics are geometry, arithmetics, the algebra and the Stochastikä

[1] „Es ist nicht Aufgabe einer Lehrkraft im Fach Mathematik, den Schüler/innen ungenügende Deutschkenntnisse vorzuwerfen, und zwar insbesondere dann nicht, wenn ein/e Schüler/in eine Frage zum Fach stellt, vielmehr hat sie diese Frage nach bestmöglichem Wissen zu beantworten.“

[1] “It is not the task of a teacher in the subject of mathematics to accuse the students insufficient knowledge of German, especially if a student asks a question about the subject, rather she has this question about the best possible knowledge answer "

[1] „Mein Bruder ist ein Rechengenie, er hat später sogar Mathematik studiert – darum war ich in Mathe immer schlecht.“

[1] "My brother is a raw genius, he later even studied mathematics - that's why I was always bad in math"

How do you pronounce Mathematik?

Mathematik (Österreich)

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