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Is it der, die oder das Einfall?


The correct article in German of Einfall is der. So it is der Einfall! (nominative case)

The word Einfall is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Einfall?

How does the declension of Einfall 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 der Einfall die Einfälle
Genitive des Einfalles des Einfalls der Einfälle
Dative dem Einfall dem Einfalle den Einfällen
Akkusative den Einfall die Einfälle

What is the meaning of Einfall in German?

Einfall has various definitions in German:

[1] Sudden thought

[1] plötzlicher Gedanke

[2] Military: penetrate into the foreign area

[2] Militär: Eindringen in fremdes Gebiet

[3] Physics: The meeting (for example of light rays) on an area

[3] Physik: das Auftreffen (zum Beispiel von Lichtstrahlen) auf eine Fläche

How to use Einfall in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einfall with translations in English.

[1] Nach langem, fruchtlosen Nachdenken hatte ich den rettenden Einfall.

[1] After a long, fruitless thought I had the rescue,

[1] „Bald staunen wir kaum mehr, sondern nehmen die Einfälle als ganz selbstverständlich entgegen.“

[1] "Soon we will soon be amazed, but take the ideas against it as a matter of course"

[1] „Es gibt eine Reihe von Einfällen, die nur in englische Köpfe passen.“

[1] "There are a number of ideas that only fit in English heads"

[2] Der Einfall der Hunnen in Europa löste die Völkerwanderung aus.

[2] The idea of ​​the Huns in Europe solved the migration of migration

[2] „Die Folgen einer großen Seuche, die weite Bevölkerungsteile dezimierte, sowie der Einfall der Markomannen überschatteten sein Principat.“

[2] "The consequences of a large plague, the large parts of the population decimated, as well as the idea of ​​the Markomanna overshadowed his principate"

[2] „Die Insellage verschonte die Bewohner Britanniens von Einfällen von außen, obwohl es bereits in dieser Zeit vereinzelte Angriffe fränkischer und sächsischer Verbände gab.“

[2] "The island report spared the residents of Britain from external ideas, although there were some Franconian and Saxon associations at this time"

[3] Bei senkrechtem Einfall der Strahlen wird kaum Licht zur Seite reflektiert.

[3] In the event of a vertical idea of ​​the rays, hardly any light is reflected to the side

How do you pronounce Einfall?

Einfall (Österreich)

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