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Is it der, die oder das Aufsicht?


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

The word Aufsicht 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 Aufsicht?

How does the declension of Aufsicht 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 Aufsicht die Aufsichten
Genitive der Aufsicht der Aufsichten
Dative der Aufsicht den Aufsichten
Akkusative die Aufsicht die Aufsichten

What is the meaning of Aufsicht in German?

Aufsicht has various definitions in German:

[1] The observation, control, monitoring of something

[1] die Beobachtung, Kontrolle, Überwachung von etwas

[2] Person who perceives [1]

[2] Person, die [1] wahrnimmt

[3] Representation in which an object is reproduced from above

[3] Darstellung, bei der ein Gegenstand von oben wiedergegeben wird

How to use Aufsicht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufsicht with translations in English.

[1] In den Pausen muss in Schulen immer Aufsicht geführt werden.

[1] During the breaks, supervision must always be carried out in schools

[1] Der die Aufsicht durchführende Beamte ist befugt, Verwarnungen auszusprechen.

[1] The civil servant who performs is authorized to pronounce warnings

[1] „Die Aufsicht über den Religionsunterricht wurde den staatlichen Behörden überschrieben.“

[1] "The supervision of religious education was overwritten by the state authorities"

[2] Die Aufsicht hat sehr gut aufgepasst und Schlimmeres verhindert.

[2] The supervision was very careful and prevented worse

[2] „Die Braut von dem Kellner ist Aufsicht in einem Warenhaus.“

[2] "The bride of the waiter is supervision in a department store"

[3] Die linke Skizze zeigt eine Aufsicht auf das Schiff, die rechte eine Ansicht der Backbordseite.

[3] The left sketch shows an supervision of the ship, the rights a view of the port side

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