map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Umstellung?


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

The word Umstellung 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.




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 Umstellung?

How does the declension of Umstellung 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 Umstellung die Umstellungen
Genitive der Umstellung der Umstellungen
Dative der Umstellung den Umstellungen
Akkusative die Umstellung die Umstellungen

What is the meaning of Umstellung in German?

Umstellung is defined as:

[1] The change/adaptation to new conditions or requirements

[1] die Veränderung/Anpassung an neue Verhältnisse oder Erfordernisse

How to use Umstellung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Umstellung with translations in English.

[1] „Kraftfahrzeugumrüstung bezeichnet die Umstellung der Einrichtungen eines Standard-Kraftfahrzeugs für eine andere Nutzungsvariante als die vom Hersteller vorgesehene Betriebs- oder Benutzungsart.“

[1] "Motor vehicle conversion refers to the conversion of the facilities of a standard vehicle for a different variant of uses than the operating or usage arena intended by the manufacturer"

[1] „"Der Wechsel vom Cockpit in die Kabine ist eine totale Umstellung, weil man es gewöhnt ist, Führungspersönlichkeit zu sein und sich durchzusetzen", sagt sie.“

[1] "The change from the cockpit to the cabin is a total change because you are used to being a leader and asserting," says Sieä "

[1] „Die Umstellung führte zu teilweise chaotischen Verhältnissen, obwohl fast alle Zeitungen mehrfach auf die Veränderung hingewiesen hatten.“

[1] "The changeover led to partly chaotic conditions, although almost all newspapers had pointed out the change several times"

How do you pronounce Umstellung?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.