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Is it der, die oder das Stimmung?


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

The word Stimmung 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 Stimmung?

How does the declension of Stimmung 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 Stimmung die Stimmungen
Genitive der Stimmung der Stimmungen
Dative der Stimmung den Stimmungen
Akkusative die Stimmung die Stimmungen

What is the meaning of Stimmung in German?

Stimmung has various definitions in German:

[1] A person's state of emotion

[1] Gefühlszustand eines Menschen

[2] Music: The binding determination of an instrument regarding its pitch

[2] Musik: die verbindliche Festlegung eines Instrumentes hinsichtlich seiner Tonhöhe

[3] Music: The voting or mood of an instrument

[3] Musik: das Gestimmt- oder Verstimmtsein eines Instrumentes

How to use Stimmung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Stimmung with translations in English.

[1] Er ist in einer guten Stimmung.

[1] He is in a good mood

[1] „Explosive Stimmung herrschte im Kieler Landtag.“

[1] "Explosive mood prevailed in the Kiel Landtag" "

[1] „Die fremdenfeindliche Stimmung im Land entsprang aus der Mitte der Gesellschaft.“

[1] "The xenophobic mood in the country sprang from the middle of the society"

[1] „Die schwankenden Stimmungen Schlegels mögen ihren Grund darin gehabt haben, dass er in Paris nicht die Erfüllung fand, die er sich gewünscht hatte.“

[1] "Schlegel's fluctuating moods may have had the fact that he did not find the fulfillment in Paris that he had wished"

[1] „Die triste Stimmung im Raum war ansteckend.“

[1] "The dreary atmosphere in the room was infectious"

[2] Die Stimmung des Klaviers soll von einem Spezialisten gemacht werden.

[2] The piano's mood is to be made by a specialist

[3] Die Stimmung des Klaviers klingt ein bisschen zu niedrig.

[3] The piano's mood sounds a bit too low

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