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Is it der, die oder das Mittelstand?


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

The word Mittelstand 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 Mittelstand?

How does the declension of Mittelstand 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 Mittelstand
Genitive des Mittelstandes des Mittelstands
Dative dem Mittelstand
Akkusative den Mittelstand

What is the meaning of Mittelstand in German?

Mittelstand has various definitions in German:

[1] Economy: Complete of small and medium -sized companies

[1] Wirtschaft: Gesamtheit der kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen

[2] Sociology: population layer with medium -sized middle -class bourgeoisie; Location of population that stands between bourgeoisie and proletariat

[2] Soziologie: Bevölkerungsschicht mit mittlerem Einkommen; mittleres Bürgertum; Bevölkerungsschicht, die zwischen Bourgeoisie und Proletariat steht

How to use Mittelstand in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Mittelstand with translations in English.

[1] Dieser alte Handwerksbetrieb gehört zum Mittelstand.

[1] This old craft company belongs to the middle class

[2] Durch die jahrzehntelange hohe und anhaltende Inflation in der Türkei in den 1970er bis 1990er Jahren wurde der Mittelstand stark dezimiert, indem wenige zu Geld kamen und der Rest verarmte.

Due to the decades of high and persistent inflation in Turkey in the 1970s to 1990s

[2] „Das Prager Deutschtum war Bourgeoisie, Militär und Beamtenschaft, deutschjüdischer Mittelstand.“

[2] "The Prague Germanum was a bourgeoisie, military and civil service, German -Jewish middle class"

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