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Is it der, die oder das Anschreiben?


The correct article in German of Anschreiben is das. So it is das Anschreiben! (nominative case)

The word Anschreiben is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Anschreiben?

How does the declension of Anschreiben 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 das Anschreiben die Anschreiben
Genitive des Anschreibens der Anschreiben
Dative dem Anschreiben den Anschreiben
Akkusative das Anschreiben die Anschreiben

What is the meaning of Anschreiben in German?

Anschreiben has various definitions in German:

[1] Introductory text for a mail delivery, which contains the sender, recipient, subject and reason or the issue of mail delivery

[1] einleitender Text einer Postzustellung, der Absender, Empfänger, Betreff und Grund beziehungsweise das Anliegen der Postzustellung enthält

[2] introductory part of an application for a job

[2] einleitender Teil einer Bewerbung für eine Arbeitsstelle

[3] substantiated form of letters

[3] substantivierte Form von anschreiben

How to use Anschreiben in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anschreiben with translations in English.

[1] Vergessen Sie bitte nicht das Anschreiben zu unterschreiben, Fr. Müller.

[1] Please do not forget to sign the cover letter, Ms. Müller.

[2] Für das Anschreiben gilt: Fassen Sie sich kurz.[1]

[2] The following applies to the cover letter: Be brief . [1]

[3] Das Anschreiben macht immer dann Sinn, wenn der Vertragspartner telefonisch nicht zu erreichen ist.

[3] The cover letter always makes sense if the contractual partner cannot be reached by telephone.

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