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Is it der, die oder das Aufgang?


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

The word Aufgang 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.

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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 Aufgang?

How does the declension of Aufgang 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 Aufgang die Aufgänge
Genitive des Aufganges des Aufgangs der Aufgänge
Dative dem Aufgang dem Aufgange den Aufgängen
Akkusative den Aufgang die Aufgänge

What is the meaning of Aufgang in German?

Aufgang has various definitions in German:

[1] Upward passage or staircase

[1] aufwärtsführender Gang oder Treppe

[2] The rise of a star or moon on the horizon

[2] das Aufsteigen eines Gestirns oder Monds am Horizont

[3] Hunter language: Start of hunting, after a closed season

[3] Jägersprache: Beginn der Jagd, nach einer Schonzeit

How to use Aufgang in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufgang with translations in English.

[1] Durch eine Treppe war der Aufgang sehr bequem.

[1] The staircase was very comfortable due to a staircase

[2] Wir beobachteten den Aufgang der Sonne am Morgen.

[2] We watched the rising of the sun on the morning

[3] Zum Aufgang der Jagd war die Jagdgesellschaft wieder komplett erschienen.

[3] The hunting company was completely released for the start of the hunting

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