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Is it der, die oder das Wahrnehmung?


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

The word Wahrnehmung 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 Wahrnehmung?

How does the declension of Wahrnehmung 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 Wahrnehmung die Wahrnehmungen
Genitive der Wahrnehmung der Wahrnehmungen
Dative der Wahrnehmung den Wahrnehmungen
Akkusative die Wahrnehmung die Wahrnehmungen

What is the meaning of Wahrnehmung in German?

Wahrnehmung has various definitions in German:

[1] Psychology: intake and processing of physical and psychological stimuli through sensory cells or organisms sensory experience

[1] Psychologie: Aufnahme und Verarbeitung physikalischer und psychischer Reize durch Sinneszellen oder -organe; Sinneserfahrung

[2] Representation, exercise, implementation of some people that take care of one thing

[2] Vertretung, Ausübung, Realisierung von etwas; das sich Kümmern um eine Sache

How to use Wahrnehmung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Wahrnehmung with translations in English.

[1] Eine verzerrte Wahrnehmung führt zwangsläufig zu ungeeignetem Handeln.

[1] A distorted perception inevitably leads to unsuitable action

[1] Ihre Wahrnehmung war durch den Alkoholkonsum getrübt.

[1] Their perception was clouded by alcohol consumption

[2] Ich habe einen Rechtsanwalt mit der Wahrnehmung meiner Interessen beauftragt.

[2] I have commissioned a lawyer to perceive my interests

[2] Er hat viel Zeit auf die Wahrnehmung seines Aufsichtsratsmandates verwendet.

[2] He used a lot of time to perceive his supervisory board mandate

[2] Von der Wahrnehmung dieses Termins muss ich Ihnen dringend abraten.

[2] I urgently advise you on the perception of this appointment

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