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Is it der, die oder das Summe?


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

The word Summe 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 Summe?

How does the declension of Summe 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 Summe die Summen
Genitive der Summe der Summen
Dative der Summe den Summen
Akkusative die Summe die Summen

What is the meaning of Summe in German?

Summe has various definitions in German:

[1] Result of several numbers additions

[1] Ergebnis einer Addition mehrerer Zahlen

[2] Certain amount of money

[2] bestimmte Menge Geld

How to use Summe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Summe with translations in English.

[1] Die Summe von 2 und 5 ist 7.

[1] The sum of 2 and 5 is 7e

[1] Die Summe von 2 und 5 ist kleiner als deren Produkt.

[1] The sum of 2 and 5 is smaller than their product

[1] „Inzwischen gibt es in Deutschland ungefähr 250 Tageskliniken. Dabei liegt die Summe der teilstationären und stationären Behandlungsplätze niedriger als der Bettenbestand eine Generation zuvor.“

[1] "In the meantime there are about 250 day clinics in Germany.

[2] Ihm wurde eine hohe Summe ausgezahlt.

[2] He was paid a high sum

[2] „Ich bekam eine Kopie meines Lehrlingsvertrags, zusammen mit einer Summe von zehn Dollar, die mir vermutlich Sir Thomas Hardy zukommen ließ.“

[2] "I got a copy of my apprenticeship contract, together with a sum of ten dollars that Sir Thomas Hardy probably sent me"

[2] „Ich legte mich sehr glücklich über diesen Tag schlafen und war entschlossen, niemandem die Summe zu verraten, die ich gewonnen hatte.“

[2] "I was very happy to sleep over this day and was determined not to tell anyone I won the sum"

How do you pronounce Summe?

Summe (Österreich)

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