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Is it der, die oder das Befreiungsschlag?


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

The word Befreiungsschlag is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Befreiungsschlag?

How does the declension of Befreiungsschlag 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 Befreiungsschlag die Befreiungsschläge
Genitive des Befreiungsschlages des Befreiungsschlags der Befreiungsschläge
Dative dem Befreiungsschlag dem Befreiungsschlage den Befreiungsschlägen
Akkusative den Befreiungsschlag die Befreiungsschläge

What is the meaning of Befreiungsschlag in German?

Befreiungsschlag is defined as:

[1] The (often short -term) escape from a predicament

[1] das (oft kurzzeitige) Entkommen aus einer misslichen Lage

How to use Befreiungsschlag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Befreiungsschlag with translations in English.

[1] „Nach dem Rückschlag in Augsburg (1:2) will Mainz nun gegen die angeschlagene Hertha einen Befreiungsschlag landen.“

[1] "After the setback in Augsburg (1: 2), Mainz now wants to land a liberation against the battered Hertha"

[1] „Nachdem Ex-Bürgermeister Christoph Ahlhaus in dieser Woche zum verbalen Befreiungsschlag ausgeholt hatte, befasst sich die CDU einige Tage später mit Kulturpolitik.“

[1] "After ex-Mayor Christoph Ahlhaus had made up for a verbal liberation this week, the CDU deals with cultural politician a few days later"

[1] „Wenn sie später an dieses Gespräch mit Ama und Efe zurückdenken wird, wird es ihr wie ein Befreiungsschlag vorkommen, ein Befreiungsschlag von etwas, das sie quälte, ohne dass sie sich dessen ganz bewusst gewesen war.“

[1] "If she will think back to this conversation with Ama and Efe later, it will happen to her like a liberation, a relief from something she tortured without being aware of it"

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