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Is it der, die oder das Ausnahme?


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

The word Ausnahme is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Ausnahme?

How does the declension of Ausnahme 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 Ausnahme die Ausnahmen
Genitive der Ausnahme der Ausnahmen
Dative der Ausnahme den Ausnahmen
Akkusative die Ausnahme die Ausnahmen

What is the meaning of Ausnahme in German?

Ausnahme is defined as:

[1] Deviation from a rule

[1] Abweichung von einer Regel

How to use Ausnahme in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausnahme with translations in English.

[1] Manuel fährt meistens Taxi. Dass er den Bus nimmt, ist eher die Ausnahme.

[1] Manuel usually drives Taxiä that he takes the bus is rather the exception.

[1] „Änderungsanträge für Ausnahmen zugunsten von Pubs, in denen kein Essen serviert wird, wurden abgelehnt.“

[1] "Change applications for exceptions in favor of pubs in which no food is served were rejected"

[1] „Die einzige Ausnahme scheint der Gouverneur selbst gewesen zu sein - doch das mag an Lücken in den Aufzeichnungen liegen, nicht daran, dass man im Gouverneurspalast der Keuschheit frönte.“

[1] "The only exception seems to have been the governor himself - but that may be due to gaps in the records, not because you can eat in the governor's palace of chastity"

[1] „In Anbetracht des Eifers, der im Augenblick an den Tag gelegt wird, werde ich eine Ausnahme von meiner allgemeinen Regel machen.“

[1] "In view of the zeal that is currently being laid out, I will do an exception to my general rule"

How do you pronounce Ausnahme?

Ausnahme (Österreich)

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