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Is it der, die oder das Anmaßung?


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

The word Anmaßung 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 Anmaßung?

How does the declension of Anmaßung 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 Anmaßung die Anmaßungen
Genitive der Anmaßung der Anmaßungen
Dative der Anmaßung den Anmaßungen
Akkusative die Anmaßung die Anmaßungen

What is the meaning of Anmaßung in German?

Anmaßung has various definitions in German:

[1] Specification, specification of something that you actually can't do

[1] Angabe, Vorgabe von etwas, das man eigentlich nicht kann

[2] Unauthorized use of something that is not due

[2] unberechtigte Inanspruchnahme von etwas, das einem nicht zusteht

How to use Anmaßung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anmaßung with translations in English.

[1] Es war eine Anmaßung von ihm zu behaupten, er könne das in wenigen Tagen erledigen.

[1] It was a commitment to claim that he could do this in a few days

[2] Seine Anmaßung, Arzt zu sein, obwohl er sein Studium abgebrochen hatte, brachte ihn ins Gefängnis.

[2] His presumption of being a doctor, even though he had stopped his studies, brought him to the prison

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