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Is it der, die oder das Verständnis?


The correct article in German of Verständnis is das. So it is das Verständnis! (nominative case)

The word Verständnis is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Verständnis?

How does the declension of Verständnis 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 das Verständnis die Verständnisse
Genitive des Verständnisses der Verständnisse
Dative dem Verständnis dem Verständnisse den Verständnissen
Akkusative das Verständnis die Verständnisse

What is the meaning of Verständnis in German?

Verständnis has various definitions in German:

[1] Understanding, the understanding of the content of an issue

[1] Verstehen, das inhaltliche Begreifen eines Sachverhalts

[2] Empathy, the ability to empathize with others and empathize

[2] Empathie, die Fähigkeit, sich in andere hineinzuversetzen und mitzufühlen

[3] (same) way of assessing a situation, a problem

[3] (gleiche) Art und Weise, wie man eine Situation, ein Problem beurteilt

How to use Verständnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Verständnis with translations in English.

[1] Es benötigt Verständnis, um die Lösung dieses Problems nachvollziehen zu können.

[1] Understanding is required to understand the solution to this problem .

[2] Sie brachten viel Verständnis dafür auf, dass die Entscheidung länger dauerte.

[2] They showed a lot of understanding that the decision took longer.

[2] „Der anspruchsvolle Grenzgänger am Scheideweg von Leben und Tod lebt in krassen Antinomien, die dem Durchschnittsbürger sein Verständnis erschweren.“[1]

[2] "The demanding cross-border commuter at the crossroads of life and death lives in blatant antinomies that make it difficult for the average citizen to understand." [1]

[2] „Die Familie hatte für ihre wagemutigen Expeditionen wenig Verständnis, die elfjährige Tochter blieb in einem Internat zurück.“[2]

[2] "The family had little sympathy for their daring expeditions, the eleven-year-old daughter stayed behind in a boarding school." [2]

[3] Ihr Verständnis des Sachverhaltes wich deutlich voneinander ab.

[3] Their understanding of the facts differed significantly from one another

[3] Sie machen einander keine Vorwürfe mehr, nun herrscht wieder Verständnis zwischen ihnen.

[3] They no longer reproach each other, and understanding between them is now back

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