map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Ehrung?


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

The word Ehrung 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Ehrung?

How does the declension of Ehrung 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 Ehrung die Ehrungen
Genitive der Ehrung der Ehrungen
Dative der Ehrung den Ehrungen
Akkusative die Ehrung die Ehrungen

What is the meaning of Ehrung in German?

Ehrung is defined as:

[1] An honorable, solemn proof of high respect and appreciation

[1] ein ehrender, feierlicher Beweis hoher Achtung und Wertschätzung

How to use Ehrung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehrung with translations in English.

[1] „Ist der Verstorbene wegen erheblicher Verfehlungen einer Ehrung nicht würdig, so unterbleibt die Ehrung.“

[1] "If the deceased is not worthy of honor due to considerable misconceptions, the honor is omitted"

[1] Die Ehrung der Eltern ist die Pflicht der Kinder, sagte man früher.

[1] The honor of the parents is the duty of the children, they said earlier

[1] Die Künstlerin war von der öffentlichen Ehrung gerührt.

[1] The artist was moved by public honor

How do you pronounce Ehrung?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.