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Is it der, die oder das Ausfall?


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

The word Ausfall is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Ausfall?

How does the declension of Ausfall 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 Ausfall die Ausfälle
Genitive des Ausfalles des Ausfalls der Ausfälle
Dative dem Ausfall den Ausfällen
Akkusative den Ausfall die Ausfälle

What is the meaning of Ausfall in German?

Ausfall has various definitions in German:

[1] failure or loss of a system or one of its parts

[1] Versagen oder Verlust eines Systems oder eines seiner Teile

[2] Economy: Unserving claims of claims

[2] Wirtschaft: Uneinbringbarkeit von Ansprüchen; Zahlungsausfall

[3] Military, sport: offensive counterattack, for example that of besieged in a fortress on the besieger

[3] Militärwesen, Sport: offensiver Gegenangriff, zum Beispiel der von Belagerten in einer Festung auf den Belagerer

[4] aggressive statement

[4] aggressive Äußerung

[5] Outingly: type/content/scope of a result

[5] veraltend: Art/Inhalt/Umfang eines Ergebnisses

How to use Ausfall in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausfall with translations in English.

[1] Der Ausfall von Energie ist im Winter besonders bitter.

[1] The failure of energy is particularly bitter in winter

[1] „Diese Ausfälle sind auf die nationalsozialistischen Säuberungswellen, die Kriegsopfer und schließlich auf die Entnazifizierung zurückzuführen.“

[1] "These failures are due to the National Socialist cleaning waves, the victims of the war and finally to denazification"

[2] „Für alle 28 EU-Staaten zusammen schätzte sie [Anmerkung: die EU-Kommission] […] die Ausfälle [Anmerkung: durch Mehrwertsteuerbetrug] für das Jahr 2017 auf 137,5 Milliarden Euro.“

[2] "For all 28 EU countries, she appreciated [Note: The EU Commission] [...] The failures [Note: Due to VAT fraud] for 2017 to 137.5 billion euro" "

[3] Der Ausfall aus der Festung misslang ihnen.

[3] The failure from the fortress failed them

[4] Seine Ausfälle mir gegenüber wurden immer heftiger.

[4] His failures towards me were always violent

[4] „In den Polizeiberichten sind die rassistischen Ausfälle vom 6./7. September ausführlich dokumentiert.“

[4] “In the police reports, the racist failures of 6 people/7 are. September documented in detail. "

[5] Über den Ausfall der Tests kann man ganz zufrieden sein.

[5] You can be completely satisfied with the failure of the tests

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