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Is it der, die oder das Volkswirtschaft?


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

The word Volkswirtschaft 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 Volkswirtschaft?

How does the declension of Volkswirtschaft 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 Volkswirtschaft die Volkswirtschaften
Genitive der Volkswirtschaft der Volkswirtschaften
Dative der Volkswirtschaft den Volkswirtschaften
Akkusative die Volkswirtschaft die Volkswirtschaften

What is the meaning of Volkswirtschaft in German?

Volkswirtschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] the overall economy of a state or confederation of states

[1] die Gesamtwirtschaft eines Staats oder Staatenbunds

[2] no plural, short for: economics

[2] kein Plural, kurz für: Volkswirtschaftslehre

How to use Volkswirtschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Volkswirtschaft with translations in English.

[1] Italien ist die drittgrößte Volkswirtschaft in der Eurozone.

[1] Italy is the third largest economy in the Eurozone.

[1] „Wir haben gesehen, dass die heutigen Volkswirtschaften dadurch gekennzeichnet sind, dass es in ihnen viele Möglichkeiten gibt, Arbeit durch Kapital zu substituieren.“[1]

[1] "We have seen that today's economies are characterized by the fact that there are many ways in which work can be substituted by capital." [1]

[1] „Für die deutsche Volkswirtschaft waren die Kolonien in der Südsee von Anfang an bedeutungslos.“[2]

[1] "For the German economy, the colonies in the South Seas were insignificant from the beginning ." [2]

[2] Ich möchte nach der Schule Volkswirtschaft studieren.

[2] I want to study economics after school.

[2] „Auch für Hans Meyer wurde nach dem Studium der Volkswirtschaft eine Weltreise zum Initialerlebnis.“[3]

[2] "Even for Hans Meyer, after studying economics, a trip around the world was an initial experience." [3]

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