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Is it der, die oder das Natur?


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

The word Natur 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 Natur?

How does the declension of Natur 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 Natur die Naturen
Genitive der Natur der Naturen
Dative der Natur den Naturen
Akkusative die Natur die Naturen

What is the meaning of Natur in German?

Natur has various definitions in German:

[1] world of nature (in contrast to the world of culture created by humans)

[1] Welt der Natur (im Gegensatz zu der durch den Menschen geschaffenen Welt der Kultur)

[2] Area in which man did not have or only interfering and changing at all,

[2] Gebiet, in das der Mensch überhaupt nicht oder nur wenig gestaltend und verändernd eingegriffen hat

[3] intellectual, mental or physical characteristics and peculiarities of people or animals or their entire being

[3] geistige, seelische oder körperliche Charakteristika und Eigenheiten von Personen oder Tieren beziehungsweise deren gesamtes Wesen

[4] General nature of a thing or a facts

[4] generelle Beschaffenheit einer Sache oder eines Sachverhaltes

How to use Natur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Natur with translations in English.

[1] „Das Buch der Natur ist in der Sprache der Mathematik geschrieben.

[1] “The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics

[1] „Auch der vernünftigste Mensch bedarf von Zeit zu Zeit wieder der Natur, das heißt seiner unlogischen Grundstellung zu allen Dingen.“

[1] "Even the most reasonable person needs nature from time to time, that is, his illogical basic position on all Dingenä"

[1] „Alles, was gegen die Natur ist, hat auf die Dauer keinen Bestand.“

[1] "Everything that is against nature has no invalid in the long run"

[1, 2] „Daß Mensch und Natur sehr wohl miteinander auskommen können, haben die sächsischen Freikletterer seit über 130 Jahren bewiesen.“

[1, 2] "The Saxon free climbers have proven that people and nature can do together very well for over 130 years"

[2] Wir wandern in der freien Natur.

[2] We hike in the Free Nature

[2] Ich liebe es, den Klängen der wilden Natur zu lauschen.

[2] I love to listen to the sounds of wild nature

[3] „Das ist, was soll ich machen, meine Natur! Ich kann halt lieben nur! Und sonst gar nichts!

[3] “This is what should I do, my natural people I can just love! And nothing else!

[3] „Beim Fliegen überlistet der Pilot mittels seines Verstandes die Natur, die ihn körperlich nicht zum Fliegen geschaffen hat.“

[3] "When flying, the pilot omits nature with its mind that has not been physically created to fly"

[4] Dies ist eine Frage grundsätzlicher Natur.

[4] This is a question of a fundamental natural

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