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Is it der, die oder das Personalie?


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

The word Personalie 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 Personalie?

How does the declension of Personalie 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 Personalie die Personalien
Genitive der Personalie der Personalien
Dative der Personalie den Personalien
Akkusative die Personalie die Personalien

What is the meaning of Personalie in German?

Personalie has various definitions in German:

[1] In the plural: Official information on the specific properties of a person

[1] im Plural: amtliche Angaben zu spezifischen Eigenschaften einer Person

[2] In the plural: identity paper (e) with the information on one person

[2] im Plural: Ausweispapier(e) mit den Angaben zu einer Person

[3] Decision on the use of a person for a specific task

[3] Entscheidung über die Verwendung einer Person für eine bestimmte Aufgabe

[4] Individual information about a certain personal property/a certain personal fact

[4] einzelne Angabe zu einer bestimmten persönlichen Eigenschaft/einem bestimmten persönlichen Umstand

How to use Personalie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Personalie with translations in English.

[1] Die Personalien müssen noch überprüft werden.

[1] The personal details must still be checked

[3] „Diese eigenwilligen Personalien konnte man zumindest mutig nennen.“

[3] "These idiosyncratic personal details could at least be brave"

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