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Is it der, die oder das Ausschuss?


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

The word Ausschuss 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 Ausschuss?

How does the declension of Ausschuss 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 Ausschuss die Ausschüsse
Genitive des Ausschusses der Ausschüsse
Dative dem Ausschuss dem Ausschusse den Ausschüssen
Akkusative den Ausschuss die Ausschüsse

What is the meaning of Ausschuss in German?

Ausschuss has various definitions in German:

[1] Part of a larger group that deals with special topics, often to prepare resolutions of the larger group

[1] Teil einer größeren Gruppe, der sich mit speziellen Themen beschäftigt, oft um Beschlüsse der größeren Gruppe vorzubereiten

[2] No plural: Produced goods that do not correspond to the quality standard and is therefore taken from production

[2] kein Plural: produzierte Ware, die nicht dem Qualitätsstandard entspricht und daher aus der Produktion entnommen wird

[3] The place where a floor has left a body that has penetrated it again

[3] die Stelle, an der ein Geschoss einen Körper, den es durchdrang, wieder verlassen hat

How to use Ausschuss in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausschuss with translations in English.

[1] Der Ausschuss des Bundestags befasste sich mit der Spendenaffäre und befragte dazu den amtierenden Innenminister.

[1] The Bundestag committee dealt with the donation affair and interviewed the incumbent Interior Minister

[2] Die Maschine war kaputt und produzierte nur noch Ausschuss.

[2] The machine was broken and only produced committee

[3] Am Bein meines Opas ist noch der Ausschuss zu sehen, den er seit dem Krieg hat.

[3] On the leg of my grandpa you can still see the committee that he has since the war

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