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Is it der, die oder das Niveau?


The correct article in German of Niveau is das. So it is das Niveau! (nominative case)

The word Niveau is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Niveau?

How does the declension of Niveau 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 das Niveau die Niveaus
Genitive des Niveaus der Niveaus
Dative dem Niveau den Niveaus
Akkusative das Niveau die Niveaus

What is the meaning of Niveau in German?

Niveau has various definitions in German:

[1] horizontal level at a certain height

[1] waagerechte Ebene auf einer bestimmten Höhe

[2] intellectual rank, educational rank

[2] geistiger Rang, Bildungsrang

[3] Value level

[3] Wertstufe

How to use Niveau in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Niveau with translations in English.



[2] Hättest du ein bisschen Niveau, dann würdest du einer Dame helfen.

[2] If you had a little level, then you would help a lady

[3] „Fast durchgängig auf hohem Niveau und ohne populäre Füllsel, begreift sie Wissenschaft und Literatur weiterhin als komplementäre Formen des Nachdenkens über die Gegenwart.“

[3] "Almost consistently at a high level and without popular fillers, it continues to understand science and literature as a complementary forms of thinking about the present day"

[3] „Das Recht auf Arbeit war garantiert, wenn auch von einem ungeliebten Staat; soziale Sicherheit war vorhanden, wenn auch auf niedrigem Niveau.“

[3] "The right to work was guaranteed, even if there was a unpopular government of social security, albeit at a low level"

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