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Is it der, die oder das Skepsis?


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

The word Skepsis is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Skepsis?

How does the declension of Skepsis 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 Skepsis
Genitive der Skepsis
Dative der Skepsis
Akkusative die Skepsis

What is the meaning of Skepsis in German?

Skepsis is defined as:

[1] Doubting critical, suspicious attitude

[1] Zweifel; kritische, misstrauische Haltung

How to use Skepsis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Skepsis with translations in English.

[1] Fridolin ist ein Mann von gesunder Skepsis.

[1] Fridolin is a man of healthy skepticism

[1] Man kann es mit seiner Skepsis auch übertreiben.

[1] You can also exaggerate it with your skepticism

[1] Bei vielen auf den ersten Blick verlockenden Angeboten ist Skepsis angebracht.

[1] For many offers tempting at first glance, skepticism is attached

[1] „Der folgende Tag, der 1. August 1914, fegte diese Skepsis allerdings beiseite, jedenfalls in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung.“

[1] "The following day, August 1, 1914, swept this skepticism aside, at least in public perception."

[1] „Mit Francs zunehmender Euphorie wuchs meine Skepsis.“

[1] "With Franc's increasing euphoria, my skepticism grew"

[1] „Ich unterdrückte meine Skepsis, sagte zu und war im Nachhinein froh darüber.“

[1] "I suppressed my skepticism, agreed and was happy about it afterwards"

[1] „Überwiegt im großen und ganzen die Hoffnungslosigkeit, sprich Skepsis, so fehlt es dennoch nicht ganz an optimistischeren Äußerungen.“

[1] "On the whole, hopelessness predominates, that is, skepticism, there is still no lack of more optimistic statements"

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