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Is it der, die oder das Ahnung?


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

The word Ahnung 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 Ahnung?

How does the declension of Ahnung 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 Ahnung die Ahnungen
Genitive der Ahnung der Ahnungen
Dative der Ahnung den Ahnungen
Akkusative die Ahnung die Ahnungen

What is the meaning of Ahnung in German?

Ahnung has various definitions in German:

[1] Unglovy, blurry feeling

[1] unbestimmtes, undeutliches Vorgefühl

[2] colloquially, without article: knowledge or idea of ​​something

[2] umgangssprachlich, ohne Artikel: Wissen oder Vorstellung von etwas

How to use Ahnung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ahnung with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe so eine Ahnung, wer Weltmeister wird.

[1] I have such an idea who becomes world champion.

[1] „Der Forschungserfolg gibt eine Ahnung davon, was später einmal möglich sein wird.“ [1]

[1] "The research success gives a idea of ​​what will be possible later." [1]

[2] Von Biologie hat er keine Ahnung.

[2] He has no idea of ​​biology

[2] Da musst du Balduin fragen, der hat Ahnung von so was.

[2] Since you have to ask Balduin, who has idea about something

[2] „[…] Sei doch einfach ruhig, wenn Du keine Ahnung von dem Thema hast.“ [2]

[2] "[...] Just be quiet if you have no idea about the topic" [2]

How do you pronounce Ahnung?

Ahnung (Österreich)

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