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Is it der, die oder das Ausbreitung?


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

The word Ausbreitung 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 Ausbreitung?

How does the declension of Ausbreitung 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 Ausbreitung die Ausbreitungen
Genitive der Ausbreitung der Ausbreitungen
Dative der Ausbreitung den Ausbreitungen
Akkusative die Ausbreitung die Ausbreitungen

What is the meaning of Ausbreitung in German?

Ausbreitung is defined as:

[1] The spreading or spreading of something

[1] das Sichausbreiten oder das Ausbreiten von etwas

How to use Ausbreitung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausbreitung with translations in English.

[1] „Verschärft wurde diese Lage durch die rapide Ausbreitung einer hochansteckenden Infektionskrankheit.“

[1] "This situation was exacerbated by the rapid spread of a highly contagious infectious disease"

[1] „Manche Äcker müssen die Landwirte mehrfach mit dem umstrittenen Totalherbizid Glyphosat behandeln oder ein bis zwei Jahre lang brach liegen lassen, um die Ausbreitung des Ungrases zu stoppen.“

[1] "Some fields have to treat farmers several times with the controversial total herbicide glyphosate or leave it broke for a year or two in order to stop the spread of the Ungrases"

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