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Is it der, die oder das Zunahme?


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

The word Zunahme 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 Zunahme?

How does the declension of Zunahme 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 Zunahme die Zunahmen
Genitive der Zunahme der Zunahmen
Dative der Zunahme den Zunahmen
Akkusative die Zunahme die Zunahmen

What is the meaning of Zunahme in German?

Zunahme is defined as:

[1] The process in which something increases in the crowd or in volume increases

[1] der Vorgang, bei dem etwas in der Menge oder im Volumen zunimmt, anwächst

How to use Zunahme in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Zunahme with translations in English.

[1] Die Lehrer der hiesigen Schule glauben eine Zunahme der Übergriffe von Schülern auf Schüler ausgemacht zu haben.

[1] The teachers of the local school believe that they have made an increase in the attacks of pupils to students

[1] Ein Krebsexperte der chinesischen Akademie der Wissenschaften führte die Zunahme auf "ungesunden Lebensstil" zurück - wozu er neben ungesunder Ernährung und wachsendem Stress auch die Umweltverschmutzung zählte.

[1] A crab expert from the Chinese Academy of Sciences attributed the increase to "unhealthy lifestyle" - which he also counts in addition to unhealthy nutrition and growing stress

[1] Die deutlichsten Zunahmen [der Kinderkriminalität] seien in Rheinland-Pfalz (plus 17 Prozent), Bayern (14 Prozent), Baden-Württemberg (neun Prozent) sowie Hessen und Sachsen (je acht Prozent) festzustellen.

[1] The clearest increases [the child crime] are to be found in Rhineland-Palatinate (plus 17 percent), Bavaria (14 percent), Baden-Württemberg (nine percent) as well as Hesse and Saxony (eight percent each)

[1] „Das Phänomen, eine deutliche Zunahme präfigierter Verben in unserem Sprachgebrauch, läßt sich nicht bestreiten.“

[1] "The phenomenon, a significant increase in preferred verbs in our language use, cannot be denied"

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