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Is it der, die oder das Annäherung?


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

The word Annäherung 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 Annäherung?

How does the declension of Annäherung 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 Annäherung die Annäherungen
Genitive der Annäherung der Annäherungen
Dative der Annäherung den Annäherungen
Akkusative die Annäherung die Annäherungen

What is the meaning of Annäherung in German?

Annäherung has various definitions in German:

[1] conscious movement on someone or something too

[1] bewusste Bewegung auf jemanden oder etwas zu

[2] In a figurative sense: an alignment, or smaller agreement between conversation or negotiating partners

[2] im übertragenen Sinne: eine Angleichung, bzw. kleinere Übereinkunft von Gesprächs- oder Verhandlungspartnern

[3] Between man and woman: an attempt to achieve an intimate level

[3] zwischen Mann und Frau: ein Versuch, eine intimere Ebene zu erreichen

How to use Annäherung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Annäherung with translations in English.

[1] Eine Annäherung an die Militärbasis ist nur bei Nacht möglich.

[1] A rapprochement with the military base is only possible at night

[2] Die zwei Parteien haben eine Annäherung gewagt.

[2] The two parties have dared to approach

[3] Sie war sehr verärgert über seine Annäherungen.

[3] She was very angry about his approaches

[3] „Es klang übermütig und spöttisch, und sie bog sich bei seiner Annäherung unwillkürlich zur Seite.“

[3] "It sounded cocky and mocking, and she involuntarily turned to the side when he approached"

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