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Is it der, die oder das Ausrede?


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

The word Ausrede 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 Ausrede?

How does the declension of Ausrede 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 Ausrede die Ausreden
Genitive der Ausrede der Ausreden
Dative der Ausrede den Ausreden
Akkusative die Ausrede die Ausreden

What is the meaning of Ausrede in German?

Ausrede is defined as:

[1] Untrain argument, which is used as an apparent justification in a situation of justification or criticism

[1] unwahres Argument; Lüge, die in einer Situation der Rechtfertigung oder der Kritik als scheinbare Begründung benutzt wird

How to use Ausrede in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausrede with translations in English.

[1] Dass er krank gewesen sei, war nur eine Ausrede, um sich nicht mit ihr treffen zu müssen.

[1] He was only an excuse so as not to have to meet with her

[1] „Faule Ausreden läßt Bobby nicht gelten.“

[1] "Bobby does not accept lazy excuses"

[1] „Da er indessen niemals zu einer Erklärung über den Vorfall veranlaßt wurde, ergab sich keine Gelegenheit, den wahren Sachverhalt durch schämige Ausreden anzuschwächen.“

[1] "However, since he was never prompted to explain the incident, there was no opportunity to improve the true facts through ahayze excuses"

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