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Is it der, die oder das Applaus?


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

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

The plural is rarely

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 Applaus?

How does the declension of Applaus 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 Applaus die Applause
Genitive des Applaus der Applause
Dative dem Applaus den Applausen
Akkusative den Applaus die Applause

What is the meaning of Applaus in German?

Applaus is defined as:

[1] Applications of applause, especially by clapping with the hands

[1] Beifallsbekundung, insbesondere durch Klatschen mit den Händen

How to use Applaus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Applaus with translations in English.

[1] Als der Violinvirtuose sich mehrmals verneigte, wurde er mit Applaus überschüttet.

[1] When the violin virtuoso bowed several times, he was overwhelmed with applause

[1] „Also beschlossen wir, uns ebenfalls nicht lumpen zu lassen, gaben am Abend alles, was wir hatten, und bekamen am Ende unverhofft starken Applaus.“

[1] "So we decided not to be ragged either, gave everything we had in the evening, and in the end there was unexpectedly strong applause"

[1] „Der Applaus wurde noch heftiger.“

[1] "The applause was still violent"

[1] „Achtmal unterbricht der Applaus Lumumbas Ansprache.“

[1] "Eight times the applause of Lumumba's speech" interrupts "

[1] „Unter tosendem Applaus betrat eine Sopransängerin die Bühne.“

[1] "Under thunderous applause, a soprano entered the stage" "

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