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Is it der, die oder das Außenministerium?


The correct article in German of Außenministerium is das. So it is das Außenministerium! (nominative case)

The word Außenministerium is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Außenministerium?

How does the declension of Außenministerium 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 das Außenministerium die Außenministerien
Genitive des Außenministeriums der Außenministerien
Dative dem Außenministerium den Außenministerien
Akkusative das Außenministerium die Außenministerien

What is the meaning of Außenministerium in German?

Außenministerium is defined as:

[1] Politics: Ministry of a state that is responsible for foreign policy relationships with other countries

[1] Politik: Ministerium eines Staates, welches für außenpolitische Beziehungen mit anderen Staaten verantwortlich ist

How to use Außenministerium in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Außenministerium with translations in English.

[1] Das Außenministerium erklärte gestern, dass die Friedensverhandlungen mit XYZ gescheitert seien.

The Foreign Ministry said yesterday that the peace negotiations with XYZ failed

[1] „Natürlich sickerte gerüchteweise durch, dass in den Außenministerien und Botschaften der europäischen Mächte in höchster Anspannung gearbeitet wurde.“

[1] "Of course, rumored to rumor that the highest tension was worked in the foreign ministries and messages of the European powers"

[1] „So war der zähe Kampf, den Beneš und Jaksch zwischen 1940 und 1942 miteinander führten und den Jaksch überhaupt nur wagen konnte, weil er Helfer und Unterstützer im britischen Außenministerium hatte, höchst ungleich.“

[1] "So the tough struggle that Beneš and Jaksch led together between 1940 and 1942 and could only dare to do the Jaksch because he had helper and supporters in the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, highly unequally"

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