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Is it der, die oder das Vielfalt?


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

The word Vielfalt 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 Vielfalt?

How does the declension of Vielfalt 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 Vielfalt
Genitive der Vielfalt
Dative der Vielfalt
Akkusative die Vielfalt

What is the meaning of Vielfalt in German?

Vielfalt is defined as:

[1] Many different things, properties or possibilities

[1] viele verschiedene Dinge, Eigenschaften oder Möglichkeiten

How to use Vielfalt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Vielfalt with translations in English.

[1] Man ist verblüfft über die Vielfalt der bunten Falter, die in den beheizten Häusern des botanischen Gartens fliegen.

[1] One is amazed about the variety of colorful moths flying in the heated houses of the botanical garden

[1] Wie lässt sich die biologische Vielfalt erhalten?

[1] How can the biodiversity can be obtained

[1] „Die Wirtschaftskrise trifft die Medien: Es wird gekürzt und gekündigt. Die publizistische Vielfalt nimmt weiter ab.“[1]

[1] "The economic crisis meets the media: it is cut and terminated the journalistic variety further decreases." [1]

[1] „Das zeitgenössische Irkutsk unterscheidet sich vom sowjetischen sichtbar dadurch, dass die Einseitigkeit der sowjetischen Erinnerung durch eine Vielfalt ersetzt wurde.“[2]

[1] "The contemporary Irkutsk differs from the Soviet visible in that the one-sidedness of the Soviet memory was replaced by a variety at" [2]

[1] „Die überbordende Vielfalt der Götter schützt vor dem strengen Zugriff des einen Gottes.“[3]

[1] "The excessive variety of the gods protects against the strict access of the one God" [3]

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