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Is it der, die oder das Aufforderung?


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

The word Aufforderung 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 Aufforderung?

How does the declension of Aufforderung 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 Aufforderung die Aufforderungen
Genitive der Aufforderung der Aufforderungen
Dative der Aufforderung den Aufforderungen
Akkusative die Aufforderung die Aufforderungen

What is the meaning of Aufforderung in German?

Aufforderung has various definitions in German:

[1] Urgent request to do something

[1] Dringende Bitte, etwas zu tun

[2] Invitation

[2] Einladung

How to use Aufforderung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufforderung with translations in English.

[1] Die Aufforderung galt meinem Bruder.

[1] The request was my brother

[1] „Es war eine freundliche Aufforderung, der immer mein Name voranging, wobei er einen fast beschwörenden Ton auf das »E« der Anfangssilbe legte.“

[1] "It was a friendly request that always went to my name, whereby he has an almost summoning tone on the" e "of the initial syllable"

[1] „Insbesondere Aufforderungen lassen sich in einem Fragesatz oder in einem Aussagesatz ausdrücken.“

[1] "In particular, requests can be expressed in a question or in a statement"

[2] Mit aller Höflichkeit übermittelte er ihr eine Aufforderung zu einem Besuch in seiner Villa.

[2] With all the courtesy, he sent her a request to visit his villa

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