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Is it der, die oder das Nachbarschaft?


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

The word Nachbarschaft 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 Nachbarschaft?

How does the declension of Nachbarschaft 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 Nachbarschaft die Nachbarschaften
Genitive der Nachbarschaft der Nachbarschaften
Dative der Nachbarschaft den Nachbarschaften
Akkusative die Nachbarschaft die Nachbarschaften

What is the meaning of Nachbarschaft in German?

Nachbarschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] surrounding, related living area and its inhabitants

[1] umliegender, zusammengehöriger Wohnbereich und dessen Bewohner

[2] The living relationship of several inhabitants of the same area to each other

[2] das Wohnverhältnis mehrerer Bewohner des gleichen Gebiets zueinander

[3] (Distance ratio) Mostly lasting proximity

[3] (Entfernungsverhältnis) meist dauerhafte Nähe

[4] (Semantics) a close meaning relationship of multiple terms

[4] (Semantik) eine enge Bedeutungsbeziehung mehrerer Begriffe

How to use Nachbarschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Nachbarschaft with translations in English.

[1] Er ist ein Junge aus der Nachbarschaft.

[1] He is a boy from the neighborhood

[1] „In der Kurfürstenstraße steht ein Haus, das sich von den anderen Häusern in seiner Nachbarschaft deutlich unterscheidet.“[1]

[1] "There is a house in the Kurfürstenstraße, which differs significantly from the other houses in his neighborhood" [1]

[1] „Die ganze Nachbarschaft war auf den Beinen, um zu löschen und zu helfen, wo Hilfe nottat.“[2]

[1] "The whole neighborhood was on the legs to clear and help where help NotTat." [2]

[1] „In der Nachbarschaft und überhaupt wußte man, daß Itta in diesem Leben schon ihr Maß an Leid ausgeschöpft hatte.“[3]

[1] "In the neighborhood and at all, it knew that ITTA had already exhausted her measure of suffering in this life" [3]

[2] Trinken wir auf gute Nachbarschaft.

[2] Drink good neighborhood

[3] Die Nachbarschaft des Mondes beeinflusst die Erde.

[3] The neighborhood of the moon influences the earth

[4] Das Verhältnis der Ähnlichkeit liegt also in der Nachbarschaft der Begriffe begründet.[4]

[4] The ratio of similarity is therefore justified in the neighborhood of the terms [4]

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