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Is it der, die oder das Schwierigkeit?


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

The word Schwierigkeit 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 Schwierigkeit?

How does the declension of Schwierigkeit 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 Schwierigkeit die Schwierigkeiten
Genitive der Schwierigkeit der Schwierigkeiten
Dative der Schwierigkeit den Schwierigkeiten
Akkusative die Schwierigkeit die Schwierigkeiten

What is the meaning of Schwierigkeit in German?

Schwierigkeit is defined as:

[1] Task, property, location or situation that cause trouble or a problem

[1] Aufgabe, Eigenschaft, Lage oder Situation, die Ärger machen oder ein Problem darstellen

How to use Schwierigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Schwierigkeit with translations in English.

[1] Mit der Aufgabe hatte er große Schwierigkeiten.

[1] With the task he had great difficulties

[1] Die Deutsche Bank ist ja seit Jahren in Schwierigkeiten und es wird wahrscheinlich in der nächsten Zeit auch nicht deutlich besser werden.

[1] Deutsche Bank has been in difficulties for years and it will probably not get much better in the near future

[1] „Die haben mir auch keine Schwierigkeiten gemacht.“

[1] "They didn't give me any difficulties either"

[1] „Lange hatten große Markenhersteller eher Schwierigkeiten, sich modisch gegen massiv expandierende Filialisten wie Zara und H&M zu behaupten, deren Produkte ohne prominentes Logo auskommen.“

[1] “Long brand manufacturers had long had difficulties in fashionable against massively expanding branchists such as Zara and H

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