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Is it der, die oder das Augenschein?


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

The word Augenschein 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 Augenschein?

How does the declension of Augenschein 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 Augenschein
Genitive des Augenscheins des Augenscheines
Dative dem Augenschein
Akkusative den Augenschein

What is the meaning of Augenschein in German?

Augenschein has various definitions in German:

[1] (immediate) consideration

[1] (unmittelbare) Betrachtung

[2] Optical impression

[2] optischer Eindruck

How to use Augenschein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Augenschein with translations in English.

[1] Wir werden das Ganze mal in Augenschein nehmen.

[1] We will take a look at the whole time

[1] „Ich nahm die Bruchbude von Einkaufsladen in näheren Augenschein.“

[1] "I took the break from shopping shops in closer inspection"

[2] Dem Augenschein nach war das Tier tot.

[2] In view, the animal was tote

[2] „Am nächsten Morgen melde ich mich bei der Artillerie, der Arzt untersucht mich, schüttelt den Kopf, ich habe Angst, daß ich nicht angenommen werde, ich sage, der Augenschein trügt, ich bin stark und gesund, ich will in den Krieg.“

[2] “The next morning I get in touch with the artillery, the doctor examines me, shakes my head, I'm afraid that I will not be accepted, I say, my eye is deceptive, I am strong and healthy, I want to go into that War "

[1] „Er macht es uns schwer, dem Augenschein zu misstrauen, obwohl wir immer wieder erleben, wie sehr einen der Augenschein hinters Licht führen kann.“

[1] "He makes it difficult for us to distrust our eyes, even though we always experience how much your eye can lead behind light"

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