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Is it der, die oder das Sympathie?


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

The word Sympathie 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 Sympathie?

How does the declension of Sympathie 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 Sympathie die Sympathien
Genitive der Sympathie der Sympathien
Dative der Sympathie den Sympathien
Akkusative die Sympathie die Sympathien

What is the meaning of Sympathie in German?

Sympathie is defined as:

[1] Positive attitude to one thing or person

[1] positive Einstellung zu einer Sache oder Person

How to use Sympathie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sympathie with translations in English.

[1] Meine Sympathie gilt den kämpferischen Eltern.

[1] My sympathy applies to the combative parents

[1] „Wenn es also Sympathien für die Streiter von Greenpeace geben sollte, dann werden sie nicht geäußert.“

[1] "So if there should be sympathy for Greenpeace's strides, then they will not be expressed"

[1] „Nach Ansicht der Eltern und einiger befragter Nachbarn machte die Demonstrationsperson vor der Schulzeit den Eindruck eines bescheidenen, still-vergnügten und unauffälligen Kindes, das sich allgemeiner Sympathien erfreute.“

[1] "According to the parents and some surveyed neighbors, the demonstration person gave the impression of a humble, quiet and unobtrusive child who enjoyed general sympathy before school"

[1] „Oft entscheidet der Klang einer Stimme über Sympathie oder Antipathie.“

[1] "The sound of a voice often decides on sympathy or antipathyese"

[1] „Durch die abenteuerliche Geschichte und sein Lachen hatte er meine Sympathie gewonnen.“

[1] "Through the adventurous history and his laugh, he had won my sympathy"

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