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Is it der, die oder das Ausdehnung?


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

The word Ausdehnung 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 Ausdehnung?

How does the declension of Ausdehnung 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 Ausdehnung die Ausdehnungen
Genitive der Ausdehnung der Ausdehnungen
Dative der Ausdehnung den Ausdehnungen
Akkusative die Ausdehnung die Ausdehnungen

What is the meaning of Ausdehnung in German?

Ausdehnung has various definitions in German:

[1] Spatial: area: volume that occupies a body or object, area in which something extends

[1] räumlich: Fläche: Volumen, das ein Körper oder Objekt einnimmt, Bereich, in dem sich etwas erstreckt

[2] Time: a period of time, the extension of a period

[2] zeitlich: eine Zeitspanne, die Verlängerung eines Zeitraums

[3] Spatial, time: enlargement of an object, a substance

[3] räumlich, zeitlich: Vergrößerung eines Gegenstandes, einer Substanz

[4] Translated: enlargement of the area of ​​effect, responsibility, influence and similar

[4] übertragen: Vergrößerung des Wirkungs-, Zuständigkeitsbereichs, Einflusses und Ähnlichen

How to use Ausdehnung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausdehnung with translations in English.

[1] Die ganze Ausdehnung der Ebene war von unserem Standort aus nicht zu erkennen.

[1] The entire expansion of the level was not recognizable from our location

[2] Eine Ausdehnung der Urlaubszeit war nicht möglich.

[2] An expansion of the vacation time was not possible

[3] Durch die Hitze kam es zu einer zu großen Ausdehnung des Materials.

[3] Due to the heat, the material was too much extended

[3] „So begannen im Spätsommer es Jahres 55 v. Chr. die ersten Maßnahmen zur Ausdehnung des römischen Machtbereichs auf Britannien, die 100 Jahre später in die Eroberung eines Großteils der Insel mündeten.“

[3] "In late summer it began 55 Väch.

[4] Das Unternehmen plant die Ausdehnung seines Angebots.

[4] The company plans the expansion of its offer

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