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Is it der, die oder das Ehrfurcht?


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

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

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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 Ehrfurcht?

How does the declension of Ehrfurcht 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 Ehrfurcht
Genitive der Ehrfurcht
Dative der Ehrfurcht
Akkusative die Ehrfurcht

What is the meaning of Ehrfurcht in German?

Ehrfurcht is defined as:

[1] A high respect for dignity, grandeur or value -based shyness

[1] auf einer hohen Achtung von Würde, Erhabenheit oder Wert beruhende Scheu

How to use Ehrfurcht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehrfurcht with translations in English.

[1] „Die Gelehrten nahmen es mit gespannter Ehrfurcht zur Kenntnis.“

[1] "The scholars took it to the knowledge with a tense awe"

[1] „Doch die Gastgeber erstarrten nicht in Ehrfurcht vor dem Weltmeister und durften in der 31. Minute den Ausgleichstreffer von Dmitrij Nazarov bejubeln.“

[1] "But the hosts did not frighten the world champion in awe and were allowed to cheer the equalizer from Dmitrij Nazarov in the 31st minute."

[1] „Die das Humanum einbeziehende und mit ihm kulminierende Ehrfurcht braucht noch das im Sterndienst einmal besonders hoch erfahrene, an der Größe der Natur erfahrene Numinosum als Korrektiv, um die religiöse Gegenständlichkeit seiner selbst zu bewahren, das ist eben, um vom Menschen nicht groß und nicht geheimnisvoll genug zu denken.“

[1] “The awe in the star service, which is incorporated with it and culminating with it, still needs the numinosum, which is particularly experienced in the star service and experienced in the size of nature as a corrective, to preserve the religious objectivity of itself, so that it is just not from man big and not mysterious enough to think "

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