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Is it der, die oder das Mechanismus?


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

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

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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 Mechanismus?

How does the declension of Mechanismus 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 Mechanismus die Mechanismen
Genitive des Mechanismus der Mechanismen
Dative dem Mechanismus den Mechanismen
Akkusative den Mechanismus die Mechanismen

What is the meaning of Mechanismus in German?

Mechanismus has various definitions in German:

[1] System of elements that work together in a defined, predictable manner

[1] System von Elementen, die in festgelegter, vorhersehbarer Weise zusammenwirken

[2] Technology: complex of components in which the movement of a part causes the movement of others

[2] Technik: Komplex von Bauelementen, bei dem die Bewegung eines Teils die Bewegung anderer hervorruft

[3] Philosophy: Natural philosophical assumption that all processes in nature can be caused causally mechanically

[3] Philosophie: naturphilosophische Annahme, daß alle Abläufe in der Natur kausal mechanisch erklärbar sind

How to use Mechanismus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Mechanismus with translations in English.

[1] Man braucht eine Weile, um den Mechanismus der Machterhaltung zu durchschauen.

[1] You need a while to see through the mechanism of maintaining power

[2] Der Mechanismus der großen Turmuhr muss regelmäßig geschmiert werden.

[2] The mechanism of the large tower clock must be lubricated regularly

[2] „Auf dem Tisch lag jene bösartige Tellerfalle, die ihr Bein fast zerfetzt hätte, wäre der Mechanismus nicht verrostet gewesen.“

[2] "On the table was the malignant plate trap that almost tattered her leg, the mechanism would not have been rusted" "



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Pictures or photos of Mechanismus

[2] Mechanismus eines Klaviers
[2] Mechanismus eines Klaviers
[2] Mechanismus eines Regenschirms
[2] Mechanismus eines Regenschirms

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