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Is it der, die oder das Auswuchs?


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

The word Auswuchs 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 Auswuchs?

How does the declension of Auswuchs 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 Auswuchs die Auswüchse
Genitive des Auswuchses der Auswüchse
Dative dem Auswuchs den Auswüchsen
Akkusative den Auswuchs die Auswüchse

What is the meaning of Auswuchs in German?

Auswuchs has various definitions in German:

[1] Tissue growth in organisms

[1] Gewebewucherung bei Organismen

[2] Grain cultivation: premature germination of grain grains

[2] Getreideanbau: vorzeitige Keimung von Getreidekörnern

[3] Uncontrolled, unexpected, exaggerated and mostly unwanted development

[3] unkontrollierte, unerwartete, übertriebene und meist ungewollte Entwicklung

How to use Auswuchs in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Auswuchs with translations in English.

[1] Tumorartige Auswüchse am Stamm verleihen dieser Eiche ein besonders urwüchsiges Aussehen.

[1] Tumor -like excesses on the trunk give this oak a particularly unspeakable appearance

[2] Auswuchs beeinträchtigt die Mehlqualität.

[2] Expansion affects the flour quality

[3] Die Partei versprach im Wahlkampf, gegen die neuesten Auswüchse des Finanzkapitalismus vorzugehen.

[3] The party promised in the election campaign to proceed against the latest excesses of finance capitalism

[3] „Abgesehen von den Auswüchsen einer allzu gefühlsseligen oder gar chauvinistischen Deutschtümelei, wie sie sich besonders um die Jahrhundertwende und dann während des Faschismus breitmachte, ist das Zurückgreifen auf gute alte Wörter zur Bereicherung des Wortbestandes sehr zu begrüßen.“

[3] "Apart from the excesses of an overly emotional or even chauvinistic German -tumbling, as it spread particularly at the turn of the century and then during fascism, the use of good old words to enrich the wording is very welcomed"

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