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Is it der, die oder das Achtung?


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

The word Achtung 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 Achtung?

How does the declension of Achtung 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 Achtung
Genitive der Achtung
Dative der Achtung
Akkusative die Achtung

What is the meaning of Achtung in German?

Achtung has various definitions in German:

[1] Respect, awe and / or appreciation for someone or something

[1] Respekt, Ehrfurcht und/oder Wertschätzung vor jemandem oder etwas

[2] Exclamation or inscription to evoke caution or attention

[2] Ausruf oder Aufschrift, um Vorsicht oder Aufmerksamkeit zu bewirken

[3] militarily, as a command: watch out

[3] militärisch, als Kommando: aufgepasst

How to use Achtung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Achtung with translations in English.

[1] Warum bringst du ihr gegenüber keine Achtung auf?

[1] Why don't you show respect for her?

[1] Dieser Tatsache sollte gebührend Achtung geschenkt werden.

[1] This fact should be given due consideration.

[1] Dieser Kriminelle hat keine Achtung vor dem Gestz.

[1] This criminal has no respect for the law

[1] Peters Kollegen empfanden ihm gegenüber ein hohes Maß an "Achtung".

[1] Peter's colleagues felt a high degree of "respect" . towards him

[1] „So stark seine Verachtung der Journaille, so stark war seine Achtung vor formaler Pressefreiheit.“[2]

[1] “As strong as his contempt for the journals, so strong was his respect for formal freedom of the press” [2]

[2] Achtung, Stufe!

[2] Attention, level!

[2] Achtung, Lebensgefahr!

[2] Caution, danger to life!

[2] Achtung, eine wichtige Durchsage!

[2] Attention, an important announcement!

[3] Achtung, präsentiert das Gewehr!

[3] Attention, present the rifle!

[3] Achtung, stillgestanden!

[3] Warning, stand still!

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Pictures or photos of Achtung

[2] gelbes Schild, das zur Vorsicht mahnt
[2] gelbes Schild, das zur Vorsicht mahnt

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