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Is it der, die oder das Situation?


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

The word Situation 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 Situation?

How does the declension of Situation 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 Situation die Situationen
Genitive der Situation der Situationen
Dative der Situation den Situationen
Akkusative die Situation die Situationen

What is the meaning of Situation in German?

Situation is defined as:

[1] The sum of current circumstances that influences action

[1] die Summe momentaner Umstände, die bestimmend auf das Handeln einwirkt

How to use Situation in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Situation with translations in English.

[1] In dieser Situation hätte ich genauso gehandelt.

[1] In this situation I would have acted the same way

[1] Nun bin ich in derselben Situation wie du.

[1] Now I'm in the same situation as Duä

[1] „Die Tetrarchen mussten immer ihre militärische Befähigung unter Beweis stellen, um sich in kritischen Situationen auf die Loyalität der Soldaten stützen zu können.“

[1] "The tetrarches always had to demonstrate their military qualifications in order to be able to rely on the loyalty of the soldiers in critical situations"

[1] „Der Vorteil einer progressiven Kapitalsteuer liegt darin, mit den unterschiedlichsten Situationen auf flexible, konsistente, vorhersehbare Weise umgehen zu können, […].“

[1] "The advantage of a progressive capital tax lies with being able to handle a wide variety of situations in flexible, consistent, predictable way, [...] ."

[1] „Die Situation hatte etwas von einer Audienz.“

[1] "The situation had something of an audience"

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