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Is it der, die oder das Ausweitung?


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

The word Ausweitung 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 Ausweitung?

How does the declension of Ausweitung 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 Ausweitung die Ausweitungen
Genitive der Ausweitung der Ausweitungen
Dative der Ausweitung den Ausweitungen
Akkusative die Ausweitung die Ausweitungen

What is the meaning of Ausweitung in German?

Ausweitung is defined as:

[1] Expansion, enlargement • This meaning must be revised - comment: avoid synonymous listing

[1] Erweiterung, Vergrößerung • Diese Bedeutungsangabe muss überarbeitet werden. — Kommentar: Synonymauflistung vermeiden

How to use Ausweitung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausweitung with translations in English.

[1] Die Ausweitung der Schuhe ist dem Schuhmacher nicht wirklich gelungen.

[1] The expansion of the shoes is not really successful for the shoemaker

[1] Wenn der Betrieb überleben soll, muss dringend eine Ausweitung der Absatzmärkte erreicht werden.

[1] If the company is to survive, an expansion of the sales markets must be achieved urgently

[1] „Der in seinem zweiten Tribunat eingebrachte Gesetzesantrag zugunsten der Ausweitung des römischen Bürgerrechts (civitas Romana) auf die italischen Bundesgenossen brachte Gaius Gracchus ins politische Abseits, und so konnte er von seinen politischen Gegnern ausmanövriert werden.“

[1] "The law submitted in his second tribunate in favor of the expansion of Roman civil rights (Civitas Romana) brought Gaius Gracchus into the political offside, and so he could be maneuvered by his political opponents"

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