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Is it der, die oder das Auswahl?


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

The word Auswahl 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 Auswahl?

How does the declension of Auswahl 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 Auswahl die Auswahlen
Genitive der Auswahl der Auswahlen
Dative der Auswahl den Auswahlen
Akkusative die Auswahl die Auswahlen

What is the meaning of Auswahl in German?

Auswahl has various definitions in German:

[1] The process in which something is taken from a quantity with the desired characteristics

[1] der Vorgang, bei dem etwas mit gewünschten Merkmalen aus einer Menge entnommen wird

[2] Trade: The entirety of the goods for sale

[2] Handel: die Gesamtheit der zum Verkauf stehenden Waren

[3] The selected or the selected self

[3] das aus der Menge nach gewünschten Merkmalen Entnommene; das Ausgewählte bzw. das Ausgesuchte selbst

[4] A group of selected people to shape a team

[4] eine Gruppe selektierter Personen zur Formung eines Teams

How to use Auswahl in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Auswahl with translations in English.

[1] Die Auswahl des richtigen Bewerbers für den Posten machte ziemlich viel Mühe.

[1] The selection of the right applicant for the post made quite a lot

[1] „Wie bei anderen Sinngebungen des Spielens, dürfte auch bei den Elektronikspielen die kritische Auswahl und der ausgewogene, maßvolle Umgang mit dem Spielangebot letztlich über Wert oder Unwert für den Spielenden entscheiden.“[1]

[1] "As with other meaning programs of playing, the critical selection and the balanced, moderate handling of the game offer should ultimately decide on the value or unaderty for the game" [1]

[2] In einem Bekleidungsgeschäft gibt es eine große Auswahl an Hosen.

[2] In a clothing store there is a large selection of Hosenä

[3] Ich habe dir mal eine kleine Auswahl von Stoffen mitgebracht.

[3] I once brought you a small selection of fabrics

[4] Die Auswahl Tschechiens spielte am Sonntag gegen die polnische Auswahl.

The selection of Czech Republic played against the Polish selection on Sunday

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Pictures or photos of Auswahl

[2] riesige Auswahl im Supermarkt
[2] riesige Auswahl im Supermarkt
[2] große Auswahl am Obststand
[2] große Auswahl am Obststand
[3] eine Auswahl an bunten Tassen im Kaufhaus
[3] eine Auswahl an bunten Tassen im Kaufhaus
[4] die argentinische Auswahl beim WM-Finale 2014
[4] die argentinische Auswahl beim WM-Finale 2014

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