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Is it der, die oder das Ausrutscher?


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

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

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 Ausrutscher?

How does the declension of Ausrutscher 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 Ausrutscher die Ausrutscher
Genitive des Ausrutschers der Ausrutscher
Dative dem Ausrutscher den Ausrutschern
Akkusative den Ausrutscher die Ausrutscher

What is the meaning of Ausrutscher in German?

Ausrutscher has various definitions in German:

[1] colloquially: fall, sliding on a smooth surface

[1] umgangssprachlich: Sturz, Ausgleiten auf einem glatten Untergrund

[2] colloquially: inappropriate behavior, inappropriate remark, violation of behavioral conventions

[2] umgangssprachlich: unangebrachtes Benehmen, unangebrachte Bemerkung, Verstoß gegen Verhaltenskonventionen

[3] Unexpected failure, failure

[3] unerwarteter Fehlschlag, Misserfolg

How to use Ausrutscher in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausrutscher with translations in English.

[1] Ein Ausrutscher auf der schneebedeckten Straße stoppte den tapferen Verfolger des Bankräubers.

[1] A slip on the snow -covered street stopped the brave pursuer of the bank robber

[2] „Die Promille-Tour sei wirklich ein einmaliger Ausrutscher gewesen, schwor die Angeklagte, sie würde so etwas ganz bestimmt nie wieder tun.“

[2] "The alcohol tour was really a unique slip, the accused swore that she would never be tuned again"

[3] „Titelverteidiger Manchester United hat den Ausrutscher des Stadtrivalen Manchester City ausgenutzt und am 18. Spieltag der englischen Premier League mit einem Kantersieg zum Spitzenreiter aufgeschlossen.“

[3] "Defending champion Manchester United took advantage of the slip of the city rival Manchester City and opened up on the 18th matchday of the English Premier League with a winner."

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