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Is it der, die oder das Affront?


The correct article in German of Affront is der. So it is der Affront! (nominative case)

The word Affront is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Affront?

How does the declension of Affront 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 der Affront die Affronts
Genitive des Affronts der Affronts
Dative dem Affront den Affronts
Akkusative den Affront die Affronts

What is the meaning of Affront in German?

Affront is defined as:

[1] Lifted: Public verbal or written attack or accusation

[1] gehoben: öffentlicher verbaler oder schriftlicher Angriff bzw. Beschuldigung

How to use Affront in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Affront with translations in English.

[1] Seine Antwort war ein einziger Affront.

[1] His answer was one affected

[1] „Portugal empfand das eigenmächtige Handeln seiner Kolonie als Affront.“

[1] "Portugal found the enforced actions of his colony as an affrone" "

[1] „Seit Ratzingers beiläufigem Affront fordert die evangelische Kirche vom Vatikan einen Widerruf.“

[1] "Since Ratzinger's casual affront, the Evangelical Church has been calling for a revocation from the Vatican"

[1] „‚Die Auswahl einer Person, die über keine ökonomische Ausbildung verfügt und keine wissenschaftlichen Publikationen aufweist, stellt einen Affront für alle (österreichischen) Wirtschaftsforscher dar‘, heißt es im Aufruf zur Unterzeichnung des Briefs.“

[1] "'The selection of a person who has no economic training and has no scientific publications represents an affront for all (Austrian) economic researchers, it says in the call for signing the letter"

[1] „Man könnte auch von einem Affront gegenüber den städtischen Behörden und den Planungsfachleuten sprechen.“

[1] "One could also speak of an affront to the city authorities and the planning specialists"

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