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Is it der, die oder das Richtlinie?


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

The word Richtlinie 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 Richtlinie?

How does the declension of Richtlinie 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 Richtlinie die Richtlinien
Genitive der Richtlinie der Richtlinien
Dative der Richtlinie den Richtlinien
Akkusative die Richtlinie die Richtlinien

What is the meaning of Richtlinie in German?

Richtlinie has various definitions in German:

[1] Law: a legally binding regulation or instruction, without a legal character

[1] Recht: eine rechtsverbindliche Vorschrift oder Anweisung, ohne Gesetzescharakter

[2] Rule that pretends to deal with one thing but does not contain the compulsion to stick to it

[2] Regel, die den Umgang mit einer Sache vorgibt, aber nicht den Zwang enthält, sich daran zu halten

How to use Richtlinie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Richtlinie with translations in English.

[1] Richtlinien werden von der Kommission erlassen.

[1] Guidelines are made by the Commission

[1] „Also vertiefte ich mich in die Richtlinien des Umweltbundesamts.“

[1] "So I delved into the guidelines of the Federal Environmental Office"

[1] Die Bundesregierung wurde aufgefordert, in den kommenden zwei Monaten eine seit 2016 geltende Richtlinie umzusetzen.

[1] The Federal Government was asked to implement a guideline that has been in force since 2016 in the next two months

[1, 2] Der Venezianer Ludovico Zuccolo lehnt 1625 sogar wörtlich die Staatsräson, ragion di stato, als Richtlinie ab, und läßt nur Ehrbarkeit und Gerechtigkeit gelten.

[1, 2] The Venetian Ludovico Zuccolo even literally rejects the state ranks, Ragion di Stato, as a guideline, and only accepts honesty and justice

[2] Für den Umgang mit Vandalen haben wir eine neue Richtlinie erlassen.

[2] For dealing with vandals we have a new guideline

[2] Bei der Altersbestimmung kann man die Größe als grobe Richtlinie heranziehen.

[2] When determining the age, the size can be used as a rough guideline

[2] „Sie seien zu haltbar, sagte er, und man müsse Richtlinien darüber erlassen, welche Qualität nicht überschritten werden dürfe.“

[2] "They are too durable, he said, and guidelines have to be issued about the quality should not be exceeded"

[2] „Es gab im Alten Ägypten keine offiziellen Richtlinien zur Rechtschreibung, so daß die Wörter mit vielen Varianten geschrieben werden konnten.“

[2] "There were no official spelling guidelines in ancient Egypt, so that the words could be written with many variants"

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