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Is it der, die oder das Dämmerung?


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

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

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 Dämmerung?

How does the declension of Dämmerung 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 Dämmerung die Dämmerungen
Genitive der Dämmerung der Dämmerungen
Dative der Dämmerung den Dämmerungen
Akkusative die Dämmerung die Dämmerungen

What is the meaning of Dämmerung in German?

Dämmerung is defined as:

[1] A light phenomenon due to the sun light system The transition between day and night (immediately after sunset) or vice versa

[1] ein Lichtphänomen aufgrund des Sonnenlichts; der Übergang zwischen Tag und Nacht (unmittelbar nach Sonnenuntergang) oder umgekehrt

How to use Dämmerung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dämmerung with translations in English.

[1] Als sie aus dem Haus ging, war die Dämmerung bereits hereingebrochen.

[1] When she went out of the house, the dusk had already broken in

[1] „Die Dämmerung kroch langsam über den Berg.“

[1] "The dusk slowly crawled over the mining"

[1] „Die Dämmerung schlich in die Grabenwinkel.“

[1] "The dusk falls into the Grabenwinkele"

[1] „Die Dämmerung setzt ein, der Abendhimmel wird milchig.“

[1] "The dawn begins, the evening sky becomes milky

[1] „Frieda, durch ihre Märsche nach Glowitz ermutigt, hat in der Dämmerung die Schwester heimlich besucht.“

[1] "Frieda, encouraged by her marches to Glowitz, has secretly visited the sister at dusk"

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