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Is it der, die oder das Anstoß?


The correct article in German of Anstoß is der. So it is der Anstoß! (nominative case)

The word Anstoß is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Anstoß?

How does the declension of Anstoß 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 der Anstoß die Anstöße
Genitive des Anstoßes der Anstöße
Dative dem Anstoß dem Anstoße den Anstößen
Akkusative den Anstoß die Anstöße

What is the meaning of Anstoß in German?

Anstoß has various definitions in German:

[1] Antize by a football game

[1] Anspiel eines Fußballspiels

[2] Encourage to a certain act, behavior

[2] Ermunterung zu einem bestimmten Tun, Verhalten

[3] Annoyance

[3] Ärgernis

How to use Anstoß in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anstoß with translations in English.

[1] Das ganze Stadion erwartete den Anstoß.

[1] The whole stadium awaited the offense

[2] Er hat mir für diese Aktion den nötigen Anstoß gegeben.

[2] He gave me the necessary impetus for this action

[3] Sie nahm Anstoß daran, dass er im Theater einen Apfel aß.

[3] She kicked off that he ate an apple in the theater

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Pictures or photos of Anstoß

[1] Anstoß eines Europapokalspiels zwischen der DDR und Ungarn 1963
[1] Anstoß eines Europapokalspiels zwischen der DDR und Ungarn 1963

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