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Is it der, die oder das Möglichkeit?


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

The word Möglichkeit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Möglichkeit?

How does the declension of Möglichkeit 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 Möglichkeit die Möglichkeiten
Genitive der Möglichkeit der Möglichkeiten
Dative der Möglichkeit den Möglichkeiten
Akkusative die Möglichkeit die Möglichkeiten

What is the meaning of Möglichkeit in German?

Möglichkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Decision variant for election

[1] zur Wahl stehende Entscheidungsvariante

[2] Wealth or ability

[2] Vermögen oder Fähigkeit

[3] (low) probability of something (a certain event)

[3] (geringe) Wahrscheinlichkeit von etwas (eines bestimmten Ereignisses)

How to use Möglichkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Möglichkeit with translations in English.

[1] Als der Wanderer dem Räuber gegenüberstand, sah er drei Möglichkeiten: Kämpfen, Verhandeln oder Flüchten.

[1] When the hiker faced the robber, he saw three options: fighting, negotiating or fleeing

[1] „Der Gleitschirmflieger spielt mit den technischen Möglichkeiten seines Fluggeräts und mit seinen Fertigkeiten: […] Er spielt mit den Leinen, den Bremsen, den Kräften des Windes in seinem Gleitschirm.“

[1] "The paraglider plays with the technical possibilities of his aircraft and with his skills: [...] He plays with the lines, the brakes, the forces of the wind in his paraglider"

[2] Nur noch der Präsident hat die Möglichkeit, das Urteil aufzuheben.

[2] Only the president has the option of setting up the judgment

[3] Wahrscheinlich wird heute den ganzen Tag die Sonne scheinen, aber es besteht die Möglichkeit, dass es gewittert.

[3] The sun will probably shine all day today, but it is possible to do it thunderstorm

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