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Is it der, die oder das Ehre?


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

The word Ehre 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 Ehre?

How does the declension of Ehre 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 Ehre die Ehren
Genitive der Ehre der Ehren
Dative der Ehre den Ehren
Akkusative die Ehre die Ehren

What is the meaning of Ehre in German?

Ehre has various definitions in German:

[1] Inner dignity that a person feels towards himself

[1] innere Würde, die ein Mensch sich selbst gegenüber empfindet

[2] testimony of the respect that one person experiences through others

[2] Bezeugung der Hochachtung, die ein Mensch durch andere erfährt

[3] Octed: sexual abstinence

[3] veraltet: sexuelle Enthaltsamkeit

How to use Ehre in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehre with translations in English.

[1] Hier steht meine Ehre auf dem Spiel!

[1] Here is my honor on the player

[2] Ihr wurde mit der Auszeichnung als beste Songwriterin eine große Ehre zuteil.

[2] With the award, she was given a great honor as the best songwriter

[2] „Es kann die Ehre dieser Welt dir keine Ehre geben; was dich in Wahrheit hebt und hält, muss in dir selber leben.“ (Theodor Fontane)

[2] "The honor of this world can not give you any honor what really lifts and holds you, has to live in yourself" (Theodor Fontane)

[3] Sie wollte ihre Ehre bewahren.

[3] She wanted to keep her honor

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