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Is it der, die oder das Aufschwung?


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

The word Aufschwung 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 Aufschwung?

How does the declension of Aufschwung 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 Aufschwung die Aufschwünge
Genitive des Aufschwungs des Aufschwunges der Aufschwünge
Dative dem Aufschwung den Aufschwüngen
Akkusative den Aufschwung die Aufschwünge

What is the meaning of Aufschwung in German?

Aufschwung has various definitions in German:

[1] General, raised: more swing, buoyancy, progress

[1] allgemein, gehoben: mehr Schwung, Auftrieb, Fortschritt

[2] Economy: significant improvement in the economic situation

[2] Wirtschaft: deutliche Besserung der wirtschaftlichen Lage

[3] Sport: gymnastics exercise part for the staircase on a sports equipment

[3] Sport: turnerischer Übungsteil zum Aufgang auf ein Sportgerät

How to use Aufschwung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufschwung with translations in English.

[1] Mit diesem persönlich Einsatz erreichte er einen gewaltigen Aufschwung.

[1] With this personally, he achieved a huge upswing

[1] „Vor allem die Postkarte begünstigte den rasanten Aufschwung der Briefmarkensprache.“

[1] "Especially the postcard favored the rapid upswing of the stamp language"

[2] Mit dem stürmischen Aufschwung hatte niemand mehr gerechnet.

[2] Nobody had expected the stormy upswing

[3] Mit einem eleganten Aufschwung begann die Turnübung.

[3] The gymnastics exercise started with an elegant upswing

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