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Is it der, die oder das Ausweis?


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

The word Ausweis 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 Ausweis?

How does the declension of Ausweis 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 Ausweis die Ausweise
Genitive des Ausweises der Ausweise
Dative dem Ausweis dem Ausweise den Ausweisen
Akkusative den Ausweis die Ausweise

What is the meaning of Ausweis in German?

Ausweis has various definitions in German:

[1] Document that has been issued as confirmation or legitimation and contains information about the person concerned

[1] Dokument, das als Bestätigung oder Legitimation ausgestellt worden ist und Angaben zur betreffenden Person enthält

[2] Identification of facts, in particular partial amounts of a sum

[2] Kenntlichmachung eines Sachverhaltes, insbesondere von Teilbeträgen einer Summe

How to use Ausweis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausweis with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe meinen Ausweis zu Hause liegen lassen.

[1] I left my ID at home.

[1] Ist Dein Ausweis schon abgelaufen?

[1] Has your ID card already expired?

[1] „Unser Ostberliner Stadtführer stieg dann in unseren Bus, begrüßte uns und sammelte erst einmal unsere Ausweise ein.“[2]

[1] “Our East Berlin city guide then got on our bus, greeted us and first of all collected our ID cards” [2]

[1] „Da war der Ausweis des Toten.“[3]

[1] "There was the identity card of the deceased." [3]

[1] „Irinas Ausweis war also ebenso wenig wert wie seine Dienstmarke.“[4]

[1] "So Irina's ID was just as unworthy as his badge." [4]

[1] „Als der Zug dort einfuhr, sah sie auf dem Bahnsteig die Militärpolizei stehen und die Ausweise der Ankommenden kontrollieren.“[5]

[1] "When the train pulled in there, she saw the military police standing on the platform and checking the IDs of those arriving ." [5]

[2] Bitte erstellen Sie mir die Rechnung mit Ausweis der Mehrwertsteuer, da die Vorsteuer sonst nicht rückforderbar ist.

[2] Please send me the invoice showing the VAT, otherwise the input tax cannot be reclaimed .

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