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Is it der, die oder das Ausweg?


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

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

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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 Ausweg?

How does the declension of Ausweg 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 Ausweg die Auswege
Genitive des Ausweges des Auswegs der Auswege
Dative dem Ausweg dem Auswege den Auswegen
Akkusative den Ausweg die Auswege

What is the meaning of Ausweg in German?

Ausweg has various definitions in German:

[1] WEG that leads out of a (mostly unpleasant or dangerous) place

[1] Weg, der aus einem (meist unangenehmen oder gefährlichen) Ort hinausführt

[2] In a figurative sense: solution that leads out of a difficult situation

[2] im übertragenen Sinne: Lösung, die aus einer schwierigen Lage herausführt

How to use Ausweg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausweg with translations in English.

[1] Ich bin im Wald verirrt! Gibt es hier denn keinen Ausweg?

[1] I am in the forest in the forest there is no exhilaration here

[2] Der einzige Ausweg schien, ihr Kind bei Bekannten zu verstecken.

[2] The only way to hide your child with acquaintances

[2] „Im Streit um einen Ausweg aus der verfahrenen Lage bildeten sich zwei antagonistische Gruppierungen heraus.“

[2] "In the dispute over a way out of the processed situation, two antagonistic groups emerged"

How do you pronounce Ausweg?

Ausweg (Österreich)

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