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Is it der, die oder das Reform?


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

The word Reform 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 Reform?

How does the declension of Reform 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 Reform die Reformen
Genitive der Reform der Reformen
Dative der Reform den Reformen
Akkusative die Reform die Reformen

What is the meaning of Reform in German?

Reform is defined as:

[1] Politics: successive, scheduled and non -violent redesign and improvement of existing conditions

[1] Politik: sukzessive, planmäßige und gewaltlose Umgestaltung und Verbesserung bestehender Verhältnisse

How to use Reform in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Reform with translations in English.

[1] Dem Minister wird vorgeworfen, eine längst überfällige Reform hinauszuzögern.

[1] The minister is accused of delaying a long overdue reform

[1] „Tafari lässt sich von Franzosen und Amerikanern beraten und setzt erste Reformen um.“

[1] "Tari is advised by the French and Americans and sets the first reforms"

[1] „Dafür musste er den Briten soziale und politische Reformen versprechen.“

[1] "He had to promise the British social and political reforms"

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