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Is it der, die oder das Wildnis?


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

The word Wildnis 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 Wildnis?

How does the declension of Wildnis 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 Wildnis die Wildnisse
Genitive der Wildnis der Wildnisse
Dative der Wildnis den Wildnissen
Akkusative die Wildnis die Wildnisse

What is the meaning of Wildnis in German?

Wildnis is defined as:

[1] An area that is unaffected by humans (on earth)

[1] ein vom Menschen unbeeinflusstes Gebiet (auf der Erde)

How to use Wildnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Wildnis with translations in English.

[1] Sie kamen über die Elbe und siedelten bis hinauf zur Eider, rodeten die Wildnis und betrieben Ackerbau und Viehzucht.

[1] They came across the Elbe and settled up to the Eider, roded the wilderness and operated agriculture and cattle breeding

[1] Empfanget mich, ihr stillen Wildnisse der Fremde und gebet mir die längst ersehnte Ruhe!

[1] Receive me, their silent wilderness of the stranger and prayed the long -awaited calmness

[1] „Im Januar 1880 zerschneiden erste Straßen die Wildnis, stehen ein Verwaltungsgebäude, Häuser und Maultierställe, gebaut aus Fertigteilen einer Londoner Firma.“

[1] "In January 1880, the first streets cut the wilderness, there are an administration building, houses and mules, built from the finished parts of a London company" "

[1] „Unser 500-Kilometer-Trip durch die Wildnis war vorüber.“

[1] "Our 500-kilometer trip through the wilderness was temporary"

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