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Is it der, die oder das Wissenschaft?


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

The word Wissenschaft 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 Wissenschaft?

How does the declension of Wissenschaft 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 Wissenschaft die Wissenschaften
Genitive der Wissenschaft der Wissenschaften
Dative der Wissenschaft den Wissenschaften
Akkusative die Wissenschaft die Wissenschaften

What is the meaning of Wissenschaft in German?

Wissenschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] Sciences: Area and discipline of systematic, theoretical/theory reasons knowledge

[1] Wissenschaften: Bereich und Disziplin systematischen, theoriebegründenden/theoriebegründeten Wissens

[2] totality of what someone knows

[2] Gesamtheit dessen, was jemand weiß

How to use Wissenschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Wissenschaft with translations in English.

[1] Er betreibt Heimatkunde mehr als Hobby denn als Wissenschaft.

[1] He operates local history more as a hobby than as a scientific

[1] Die Biologie ist eine Wissenschaft.

[1] Biology is a scientific

[1] „Diese Definition von Wissenschaft ist bis ins 16. Jahrhundert hinein fast unverändert akzeptiert worden.“

[1] "This definition of science has been accepted almost unchanged until the 16th century."

[1] „Für die Wissenschaft steht fest, daß sich die Konzentration der Treibhausgase (wie z.B. CO2) in der Atmosphäre erhöht und daß mit steigender Konzentration der Anteil der in der Atmosphäre eingefangenen Sonnenenergie zunimmt.“

[1] "For science it is clear that the concentration of greenhouse gases (such as ZaB. CO2) increases in the atmosphere and that with increasing concentration, the proportion of solar energy captured in the atmosphere increases."

[1] Die Geologie bildet die Grundlage der Wissenschaften von der Erde.

[1] Geology forms the basis of the sciences from the earth

[1] „Auch so manche Wissenschaft verspürte sogleich verstärkten Handlungsbedarf.“

[1] "Even some science immediately felt the need for action"

[2] „Nach langem Überlegen ist er nämlich zu dem Entschluß gekommen, daß er seine Wissenschaft besser bei der älteren Generation verwertet.“

[2] "After a long superiority, he made the decision that he better exploited his science in the older generation"

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