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Is it der, die oder das Anlass?


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

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

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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 Anlass?

How does the declension of Anlass 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 Anlass die Anlässe
Genitive des Anlasses der Anlässe
Dative dem Anlass den Anlässen
Akkusative den Anlass die Anlässe

What is the meaning of Anlass in German?

Anlass has various definitions in German:

[1] A reason that explains the purpose of an action or behavior or a motivation

[1] ein Grund, der den Zweck einer Handlung oder eines Verhaltens erklärt; beziehungsweise ein Beweggrund

[2] Event or circumstances that serve as an impetus to do something (possibly so far)

[2] Ereignis oder Umstände, die als Anstoß dienen, etwas (ggf. bislang aufgeschobenes) zu tun

[3] In Switzerland: a festive, sporty or family, not everyday event

[3] in der Schweiz: eine festliche, sportliche oder familiäre, nicht alltägliche Veranstaltung

How to use Anlass in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anlass with translations in English.

[1] Aus Anlass des 100-Geburtstages des Dichters wurde ein Fest gefeiert.

[1] On the occasion of the poet's 100 birthday, a festival was celebrated

[1] „Offizieller Anlass für die Amnestie waren die Feierlichkeiten zum 20. Jahrestag der russischen Verfassung am 12. Dezember.“

[1] "Official occasion for the amnesty were the celebrations on the 20th anniversary of the Russian constitution on December 12th."

[1] „Deshalb sehe er auch keinen Anlass, von seinem Amt als Präsident der Länderkammer zurückzutreten.“

[1] “That is why he does not see any reason to resign from his office as President of the Country Chamber”

[2] „Wähle einfach den gewünschten Anlass aus, gebe die nötigen Einladungsdaten ein und generiere dir deinen persönlichen Einladungstext.“

[2] "Simply select the desired occasion, enter the necessary invitation data and generate your personal invitation text" "

[2] „Er glänzte bei geselligen Anlässen gerne mit haarsträubenden Anekdoten und hatte schon bald den Ruf weg, ein vorzüglicher Erzähler und großartiger Spaßvogel zu sein.“

[2] "On social occasions, he liked to shine with hair -raising anecdotes and soon had the call to be an excellent narrator and great joker to be"

[3] „Am Anlass selber verlosen wir zusätzlich einen Ferienaufenthalt für zwei Personen im Hotel Schweizerhof in Lenzerheide, Graubünden.“

[3] "At the occasion ourselves, we are also giving away a holiday stay for two people in the Hotel Schweizerhof in Lenzerheide, Graubündenä"

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