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Is it der, die oder das Außenmauer?


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

The word Außenmauer is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Außenmauer?

How does the declension of Außenmauer 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 Außenmauer die Außenmauern
Genitive der Außenmauer der Außenmauern
Dative der Außenmauer den Außenmauern
Akkusative die Außenmauer die Außenmauern

What is the meaning of Außenmauer in German?

Außenmauer is defined as:

[1] Wall that is on the outside

[1] Mauer, die sich außen befindet

How to use Außenmauer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Außenmauer with translations in English.

[1] „Als Toiletten dienten meist Aborterker an den Außenmauern mit einem schlichten Loch im Boden.“

[1] "Aborters mostly served as toilets on the outer walls with a simple hole in the ground"

[1] „Oft klafften Risse in den Außenmauern, und der Putz war vielfach über breitere Flächen hin abgefallen.“

[1] "Often cracks gap in the outer walls, and the plaster had often fallen off over wider areas"

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Pictures or photos of Außenmauer

[1] Außenmauern mit Erker an der Ecke
[1] Außenmauern mit Erker an der Ecke

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