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Is it der, die oder das Vorsitzende?


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

The word Vorsitzende 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 Vorsitzende?

How does the declension of Vorsitzende work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Vorsitzende Vorsitzende
Genitive Vorsitzender Vorsitzender
Dative Vorsitzender Vorsitzenden
Akkusative Vorsitzende Vorsitzende
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Vorsitzende die Vorsitzenden
Genitiv der Vorsitzenden der Vorsitzenden
Dativ der Vorsitzenden den Vorsitzenden
Akkusativ die Vorsitzende die Vorsitzenden
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Vorsitzende keine Vorsitzenden
Genitiv einer Vorsitzenden keiner Vorsitzenden
Dativ einer Vorsitzenden keinen Vorsitzenden
Akkusativ eine Vorsitzende keine Vorsitzenden

What is the meaning of Vorsitzende in German?

Vorsitzende is defined as:

[1] Female person who holds the management and responsibility of an association, a party, organization or the like

[1] weibliche Person, die die Leitung und Verantwortung eines Vereins, einer Partei, einer Organisation oder Ähnliches innehat

How to use Vorsitzende in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Vorsitzende with translations in English.

[1] Die Vorsitzende musste ihre Positionen vertreten.

[1] The chair had to represent their positions

[1] „[Anna] Seghers’ jahrzehntelange Stellung als Vorsitzende des Schriftstellerverbandes der DDR brachte es mit sich, dass das Werk der Schriftstellerin von öffentlichen (und damit politischen) Stellungnahmen flankiert wurde.“

[1] "[Anna] Segher's' decades of position as chair of the GDR writer's association made it that the work of the writer was flanked by public (and thus political) statements"

How do you pronounce Vorsitzende?

Vorsitzende (Österreich)

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