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Is it der, die oder das Einweihung?


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

The word Einweihung 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 Einweihung?

How does the declension of Einweihung 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 Einweihung die Einweihungen
Genitive der Einweihung der Einweihungen
Dative der Einweihung den Einweihungen
Akkusative die Einweihung die Einweihungen

What is the meaning of Einweihung in German?

Einweihung has various definitions in German:

[1] Ceremony in which a building or an institution is officially handed over to its destination

[1] Festakt, in dem ein Gebäude oder eine Institution offiziell seiner Bestimmung übergeben wird

[2] action to make someone known/familiar with something that he didn't know until then

[2] Handlung, jemand mit etwas bekannt/vertraut zu machen, das er bis dahin noch nicht wusste

How to use Einweihung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einweihung with translations in English.

[1] Zur Einweihung des Stadions wurde ein großes Fest gefeiert.

[1] A big festival was celebrated for the inauguration of the stadium

[2] „Ich muss sagen, dass meine Einweihung in Sachen Mülltrennung traumatisch war.“

[2] "I have to say that my inauguration in terms of waste separation was traumatic"

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