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Is it der, die oder das Anspannung?


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

The word Anspannung 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 Anspannung?

How does the declension of Anspannung 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 Anspannung die Anspannungen
Genitive der Anspannung der Anspannungen
Dative der Anspannung den Anspannungen
Akkusative die Anspannung die Anspannungen

What is the meaning of Anspannung in German?

Anspannung is defined as:

[1] A mental or physical stress that emerges from nervousness

[1] eine psychische oder physische Belastung, aus der Nervosität hervorgeht

How to use Anspannung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anspannung with translations in English.

[1] Der Bundestrainer, dem schon 35 Stunden vor dem Anpfiff bei seinen letzten Ausführungen die Anspannung anzumerken war, verlangt darum vom eigenen Personal eine entsprechende Reaktion.

[1] The national coach, who was noted 35 hours before the kick -off during his last explanations, therefore requires a corresponding reaction from his own staff

[1] „Der Daueralarm führt zu Schlaflosigkeit, Anspannung, Vergesslichkeit, schwacher Immunabwehr und Erschöpfung.“

[1] "The permanent alarm leads to insomnia, tension, forgetfulness, weak immune defense and exhaustion"

[1] „Die Anspannung des Abends, die vorausgegangene Ungewißheit im Verein mit den hastig getrunkenen Whiskys und dem Cuba Libre waren nicht gerade von heilsamer Wirkung auf Masoders Nerven.“

[1] "The tension of the evening, the previous uncertainty in the club with the hastily drunk whiskeys and the Cuba Libre were not exactly of a healing effect on Masoders nerve" "

[1] „Erst als sie in der kühlen Bar angekommen waren und Kaffee und kalte Limonade bestellt hatten, fiel die Anspannung allmählich von ihnen ab.“

[1] "Only when they arrived in the cool bar and ordered coffee and cold lemonade did the tension gradually fall from them"

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