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Is it der, die oder das Anregung?


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

The word Anregung 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 Anregung?

How does the declension of Anregung 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 Anregung die Anregungen
Genitive der Anregung der Anregungen
Dative der Anregung den Anregungen
Akkusative die Anregung die Anregungen

What is the meaning of Anregung in German?

Anregung has various definitions in German:

[1] Suggestion to do something or to refrain

[1] Vorschlag, etwas zu tun oder zu unterlassen

[2] Measure to start an activity

[2] Maßnahme, um eine Aktivität in Gang zu setzen

[3] Physics: Energy supply to an electron on an atomic orbit (in a certain energy level)

[3] Physik: Energiezufuhr an ein Elektron auf einer Atomumlaufbahn (in einem bestimmten Energieniveau)

How to use Anregung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anregung with translations in English.

[1] „Der Leser findet Anregungen für Wandern, Bergsteigen, Radtouren, Malen, Reiten, Golf, Motorfliegen, Segeln, Wasserski, Paddeln, Angeln, Sprachkurse, Kochen und Photographieren.“

[1] "The reader finds suggestions for hiking, mountaineering, bike tours, painting, riding, golf, engine flying, sailing, water skiing, paddling, fishing, language courses, cooking and photography"

[1] Die Anregung zu diesem Museumsbesuch erhielten wir durch Zeitungslektüre.

[1] We received the suggestion for this museum visit by newspaper reading

[1] „Schlichter und einleuchtender kann eine Anregung nicht sein.“

[1] "Simple and obvious a suggestion cannot be"

[2] Das Medikament dient der Anregung der Darmtätigkeit.

[2] The drug is used to stimulate the intestinal activity



How do you pronounce Anregung?

Anregung (Österreich)

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