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Is it der, die oder das Einleitung?


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

The word Einleitung 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 Einleitung?

How does the declension of Einleitung 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 Einleitung die Einleitungen
Genitive der Einleitung der Einleitungen
Dative der Einleitung den Einleitungen
Akkusative die Einleitung die Einleitungen

What is the meaning of Einleitung in German?

Einleitung has various definitions in German:

[1] At the beginning, usually an independent part of a document or work

[1] am Beginn befindlicher, in der Regel eigenständiger Teil eines Schriftstückes oder Werkes

[2] bringing about or attacking something

[2] Herbeiführung oder Inangriffnahme von etwas

[3] Conduction of a substance or energy into something

[3] Leitung eines Stoffes oder Energie in etwas

How to use Einleitung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einleitung with translations in English.

[1] Das Orchester hat gerade mit der Einleitung des Stücks begonnen.

[1] The orchestra has just started to introduce the piece .

[1] Schon in der Einleitung wird der Leser mit Fachbegriffen konfrontiert.

[1] Already in the introduction the reader is confronted with technical terms.

[2] Die Einleitung der Narkose verlief optimal.

[2] The induction of anesthesia went smoothly

[2] Mit der künstlichen Einleitung der Geburt wurde nicht mehr zugewartet.

[2] The artificial induction of childbirth was no longer delayed .

[2] Die Gesellschaft zögerte die Einleitung des Konkursverfahrens hinaus.

[2] The company delayed initiating bankruptcy proceedings .

[3] Die Einleitung von belastetem Abwasser in den Fluss war behördlich nicht genehmigt.

[3] The discharge of polluted wastewater into the river was not officially approved.

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