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Is it der, die oder das Ansteckung?


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

The word Ansteckung 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 Ansteckung?

How does the declension of Ansteckung 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 Ansteckung die Ansteckungen
Genitive der Ansteckung der Ansteckungen
Dative der Ansteckung den Ansteckungen
Akkusative die Ansteckung die Ansteckungen

What is the meaning of Ansteckung in German?

Ansteckung is defined as:

[1] Transfer of an illness

[1] Übertragung einer Krankheit

How to use Ansteckung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ansteckung with translations in English.

[1] Die Ansteckung soll durch eine Impfung unterbunden werden.

[1] The infection should be prevented by vaccination

[1] Als sich Angehörige des Klinikpersonals an [mit dem Erreger des damals unbekannten Marburg-Fiebers] verseuchten Nadeln infizieren, wird die Furcht vor der Ansteckung von Mensch zu Mensch groß.

[1] When members of the clinic staff infect [with the pathogen of the then unknown Marburg fever] infected needles, the fear of infection from person to person

[1] „Der Schutz vor einer Ansteckung mit dem Coronavirus lässt einer britischen Studie zufolge bereits einige Monate nach der vollständigen Impfung etwas nach.“

[1] "Protection against infection with the coronavirus, according to a British study, leaves a little bit of a few months after complete vaccination"

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