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Is it der, die oder das Augenblick?


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

The word Augenblick 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 Augenblick?

How does the declension of Augenblick 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 Augenblick die Augenblicke
Genitive des Augenblicks des Augenblickes der Augenblicke
Dative dem Augenblick dem Augenblicke den Augenblicken
Akkusative den Augenblick die Augenblicke

What is the meaning of Augenblick in German?

Augenblick is defined as:

[1] Short duration, moment

[1] kurze Dauer, Moment

How to use Augenblick in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Augenblick with translations in English.

[1] In diesem Augenblick gefror mir das Blut in den Adern.

[1] At that moment the blood frozen to me in the vein

[1] Einen Augenblick, bitte!

[1] A moment, please

[1] In dem Augenblick, in dem ich sie sah, wusste ich, dass etwas nicht stimmte.

[1] In the moment I saw her, I knew that something was not right

[1] Sie erreichte im letzten Augenblick noch ihren Zug.

[1] At the last moment she reached her device

[1] „In seinem Amtszimmer angekommen, setzt sich der Bürgermeister einen Augenblick in seinen Sessel und denkt nach.“

[1] "Arrived in his office, the mayor sits in his armchair for a moment and thinks"

[1] „Einen Augenblick später wurde meine Zellentür aufgerissen.“

[1] "A moment later my cell door was torn open"

[1] „Von diesem mystischen Augenblicke an nehmen die Ereignisse einen tragikomischen Verlauf.“

[1] "From this mystical moment the events take a tragicomic course"

[1] „Nach ein paar Augenblicken steht sie wieder.“

[1] "After a few moments she stands again"

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