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Is it der, die oder das Chuzpe?


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

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

According to Stern, "Chuzpe" is the only word in the German standard language that begins with an Ach-Laute. . He calls other expressions such as "Chammer", "CHANUKKA", "CHASEN", "CHASENNE". If you consult the dictionaries, especially the foreign dictionaries, the Duden or True, you can indeed be found even more such words, such as "Chasan", "Chassid", "Chatsidean", "Chata", "Chatib", " Chawer «,» Chuppa «,» Chutba «and some others. However, some more everyday words can also be pronounced according to the Swiss standard pronunciation, such as "chaos", "character", "cholera", "chorus", "chronicle".

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 Chuzpe?

How does the declension of Chuzpe 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 Chuzpe die Chuzpen
Genitive der Chuzpe der Chuzpen
Dative der Chuzpe den Chuzpen
Akkusative die Chuzpe die Chuzpen

What is the meaning of Chuzpe in German?

Chuzpe is defined as:

[1] Brazen being or behavior or three -year action (from carefree to charming nature), without the necessary clock and respect and therefore frankly in nature or behavior on a unlisted and ruthless way, (in a smart way) with an upright disrespectful one across the borders of the clock and the decency (and the feelings of other hurtful) nature or behavior or such an action, presumptuous nature or action or presumptuous nature or behavior, cheeky type or action or cheeky behavior

[1] dreistes Wesen oder Verhalten beziehungsweise dreiste Handlung (von unbekümmerter bis charmanter Art), ohne den nötigen Takt und Respekt und daher auf eine ungehörige und rücksichtlose Art freimütig im Wesen oder Verhalten, (auf pfiffige Art) sich mit aufreizender Respektlosigkeit über die Grenzen des Taktes und des Anstandes hinwegsetzendes (und die Gefühle anderer verletzendes) Wesen oder Verhalten beziehungsweise eine derartige Handlung, anmaßende Art oder Handlung beziehungsweise anmaßendes Wesen oder Verhalten, freche Art oder Handlung beziehungsweise freches Benehmen

How to use Chuzpe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chuzpe with translations in English.

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[1] ⅰA

„Man hoͤrt bei uns Juͤden oft klagen gar ſehr,

"You often hear juͤden with us, even more,

Die juͤdiſche Chuzpe nimmt zu immer mehr.

The Juͤdiſ chuzpe is increasingly taking

Beſcheidenheit, Demut ſind ſelten zu ſehn,

Incalance, humility

Dafuͤr große Chuzpe, es iſt nicht mehr ſchoͤn.

For this, it is no longer

Doch ich nehm’ mir dreiſt zu behaupten den Mut,

But I take three ’to say the courage

Die juͤdiſche Chuzpe bekommt uns ganz gut.

The Juͤdiſ chuzpe gets us quite well

Drum laß ich erklingen ganz frei hier mein Lied,

So I let my song go freely here,

[:Ein Juͤd ohne Chuzpe, das iſt gar kein Juͤd.:]

[: A juͤd without chuzdue, that is not at all JuͤDe:]



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