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Is it der, die oder das Anspielung?


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

The word Anspielung 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 Anspielung?

How does the declension of Anspielung 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 Anspielung die Anspielungen
Genitive der Anspielung der Anspielungen
Dative der Anspielung den Anspielungen
Akkusative die Anspielung die Anspielungen

What is the meaning of Anspielung in German?

Anspielung is defined as:

[1] A casual, subtle reference

[1] ein beiläufiger, subtiler Verweis

How to use Anspielung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anspielung with translations in English.

[1] War das gerade eine Anspielung auf meine ethnische Herkunft?

[1] Was that just an allusion to my ethnic origin

[1] „Schon die erste Pointe, eigentlich war es nur eine Anspielung, wurde durch ein Gelächter vorweggenommen, das mich erschreckte.“

[1] "Already the first punch line, actually it was only an allusion, was anticipated by a laugh that was terrifying me"

[1] „Bei meiner Anspielung auf sein Alter wurde er ein bisschen rot und zog heftig an seiner Pfeife.“

[1] "When I alluded to his age, he became a little red and pulled violently on his pipe"

[1] „Simen Tjing verstand die Anspielung, schwieg aber.“

[1] "Simen Tjing understood the allusion, weighing up"

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