map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Aufschlag?


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

The word Aufschlag 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 Aufschlag?

How does the declension of Aufschlag 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 Aufschlag die Aufschläge
Genitive des Aufschlags des Aufschlages der Aufschläge
Dative dem Aufschlag den Aufschlägen
Akkusative den Aufschlag die Aufschläge

What is the meaning of Aufschlag in German?

Aufschlag has various definitions in German:

[1] Beating, hard in the case

[1] das Aufschlagen, hart im Fall auftreffend

[2] Sport: Open blow at ball games

[2] Sport: eröffnender Schlag bei Ballspielen

[3] Purchase of a price

[3] Verteuerung eines Preises

[4] For clothing, often with uniforms, fabric part

[4] bei Kleidungsstücken, oft bei Uniformen, umgeschlagener Stoffteil

[5] Forestry: Due to falling seeds of grown trees

[5] Forstwirtschaft: durch herabfallende Samen gewachsener Baumbestand

[6] Music: incomplete clock at the beginning of a sentence

[6] Musik: unvollständiger Takt zu Beginn eines Satzes

How to use Aufschlag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufschlag with translations in English.

[1] Ich bin gestürzt und habe mir beim Aufschlag die Hand verletzt.

[1] I fell and I hurt my hand on the serve

[2] Die Mannschaft mit dem besserem Aufschlag hat meist leichte Vorteile.

[2] The team with the better serve usually has a slight advantages

[3] Der Aufschlag durch den Transport verteuert die Waren gewaltig.

[3] The serve by the transport is more expensive for the goods

[3] „Peking hatte als Reaktion auf US-Strafzölle hohe Aufschläge auf Sojabohnen aus den Vereinigten Staaten verhängt.“

[3] "Beijing had imposed high surcharges on soybeans from the United States in response to US criminal offenses"

[3] „Marie fragte vorher immer, wie weit sie denn fahre, und wer denn gestorben sei – damit sie den Aufschlag auch richtig lösen konnte.“

[3] "Marie always asked beforehand how far she was driving, and who died - so that she could solve the serve properly"

[4] „Seit siebzehn Jahren war Peter bei der Pferdebahn angestellt, seither war immer derselbe Kutscher im grauen Rock mit grünen Aufschlägen gekommen, hatte ihn angeschirrt und vor den großen, gelben Wagen gespannt, wie heute.“

[4] "Peter has been on the horse's tram for seventeen years, since then the same coachman had always come in the gray skirt with green serves, harvested him and stretched out in front of the big yellow cars, like today"

[4] Der Aufschlag der Hosen war bunt bestickt.

[4] The impact of the pants was colorful

[5] Wenn nicht genügend Aufschlag ist, muss aufgeforstet werden.

[5] If there is not enough surcharge, you have to reforest

[6] Als Auftakt auch Aufschlag bezeichnet in der Musik den Beginn einer musikalischen Phrase.

[6] In the music, the start of a musical phraseeee also describes the start of the music

How do you pronounce Aufschlag?


Pictures or photos of Aufschlag

[2] Aufschlag beim Tennis
[2] Aufschlag beim Tennis

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