map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Reichtum?


The correct article in German of Reichtum is der. So it is der Reichtum! (nominative case)

The word Reichtum is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.




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 Reichtum?

How does the declension of Reichtum 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 der Reichtum die Reichtümer
Genitive des Reichtums der Reichtümer
Dative dem Reichtum den Reichtümern
Akkusative den Reichtum die Reichtümer

What is the meaning of Reichtum in German?

Reichtum has various definitions in German:

[1] Large material property

[1] großer materieller Besitz

[2] Large amount of precious things

[2] große Menge kostbarer Dinge

How to use Reichtum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Reichtum with translations in English.

[1] Der Reichtum des Landes begründet sich auf Öl.

[1] The country's wealth is based on oil

[1] „Tribute und Handel spülen Reichtum in die Hauptstadt.“

[1] "Tribute and trade sink wealth in the capital city"

[1] „Die koloniale Unterdrückung hatte keine Rücksicht auf die Menschen genommen, durch deren Arbeit die Engländer ihren Reichtum vermehrten.“

[1] "Colonial oppression had not taken into account the people, through whose work the English increased their wealth"

[1] „Hüten muss man sich nach Ansicht der Ägypter davor, dass sich der Reichtum zu sehr vermehrt und dadurch nicht mehr zu kontrollieren ist.“

[1] "In the opinion of the Egyptians, you have to be guarded that the wealth increases too much and there is no longer to control"

[2] Die alte Gutenbergbibel ist einer der Reichtümer der Bibliothek.

[2] The old Gutenberg Bible is one of the wealth of library

[2] „Bald will er wieder lossegeln und diesmal auch Reichtümer finden.“

[2] "Soon he wants to reverse again and this time also wealth finder"

[2] „Aller Reichtum Russlands geht in die vergoldeten Kirchtürme, sagte Henry.“

[2] "All wealth of Russia goes into the gilded church towers, said Henryä"

[2] „Untereinander unterhielten die Adelshäuser mithilfe gegenseitiger Geschenke und Tributzahlungen enge Verbindungen und häuften so ganz nebenbei gewaltige Reichtümer an.“

[2] "With each other, the nobility houses entertained close connections with mutual gifts and tribute payments and incidentally piled up huge wealth" "

[2] „Er hatte einen Neffen, der alle seine Reichtümer erben sollte.“

[2] "He had a nephew that should have all his wealth in heirs"

How do you pronounce Reichtum?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.