map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Ansturm?


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

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

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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Ansturm?

How does the declension of Ansturm 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 Ansturm die Anstürme
Genitive des Ansturms des Ansturmes der Anstürme
Dative dem Ansturm dem Ansturme den Anstürmen
Akkusative den Ansturm die Anstürme

What is the meaning of Ansturm in German?

Ansturm has various definitions in German:

[1] Military: powerful, quick attack by many attackers on a specific goal

[1] Militär: kraftvoller, schneller Angriff vieler Angreifer auf ein bestimmtes Ziel

[2] In the figurative sense: violent mass movement on a target object

[2] im übertragenen Sinn: heftige Massenbewegung auf ein Zielobjekt

How to use Ansturm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ansturm with translations in English.

[1] Er fiel beim Ansturm auf den Hügel.

[1] He fell on the hill in the rush

[1] [Russischer Angriff auf die Ukraine Februar 2022:] „Der ukrainische Präsident Selenskyj erwartet in der Nacht auf Samstag den Ansturm der russischen Armee auf Kiew.“

[1] [Russian attack on Ukraine February 2022:] "The Ukrainian President Selenskyj expects the rush of the Russian army in Kiev in the night of Saturday"

[2] Es findet ein regelrechter Ansturm auf Kindergartenplätze statt.

[2] There is a real rush for kindergarten places instead

[2] „Die Rekrutierungsbüros waren mit dem Ansturm hoffnungslos überfordert.“

[2] "The recruitment offices were hopelessly overwhelmed with the rush"

How do you pronounce Ansturm?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.