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Is it der, die oder das Empfehlung?


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

The word Empfehlung 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 Empfehlung?

How does the declension of Empfehlung 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 Empfehlung die Empfehlungen
Genitive der Empfehlung der Empfehlungen
Dative der Empfehlung den Empfehlungen
Akkusative die Empfehlung die Empfehlungen

What is the meaning of Empfehlung in German?

Empfehlung has various definitions in German:

[1] Action consisting in suggesting to others that they do or not to do something

[1] Handlung, die darin besteht, anderen einen Vorschlag zu machen, etwas Bestimmtes zu tun oder zu unterlassen

[2] Support for someone with their application

[2] Unterstützung für jemanden bei dessen Bewerbung

[3] Part of a greeting

[3] Teil einer Grußformel

How to use Empfehlung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Empfehlung with translations in English.

[1] Meine Empfehlung wäre, dieses Mal direkt in die Vertragswerkstatt zu gehen.

[1] My recommendation would be to go straight to the authorized workshop this time .

[1] „[…] die Organisatoren [haben] von den Gesundheitsbehörden die Empfehlung erhalten, die Veranstaltung am kommenden Wochenende nicht durchzuführen.“[1]

[1] "[...] the organizers [have] received the recommendation from the health authorities not to hold the event next weekend." [1]

[1] „Die Ergebnisse wurden als Empfehlungen an den DAeC weitergeleitet, denn beschließen können die Segelflieger nichts, weil sie bislang – ebenso wie die Motorflieger, Modellflieger, Ballonfahrer und Fallschirmsportler – keine selbständige Sparte innerhalb des DAeC bilden, der den gesamten Luftsport beim Internationalen Luftfahrt-Verband (FAI) vertritt.“[2]

[1] “The results were forwarded to the DAeC as recommendations, because the glider pilots cannot decide anything because, like the motorized pilots, model pilots, balloonists and parachute athletes, they have not formed an independent division within the DAeC, which covers all air sports at the international

[2] Ich benötige eine Empfehlung für die Bewerbung um ein Stipendium.

[2] I need a recommendation for applying for a scholarship.

[3] „mit besten Empfehlungen“

[3] "with the best recommendations"

[3] „Als er fort wollte, schenkte sie ihm noch zwei Scherf Silber nebst einem schillernden Taschentüchlein und trug ihm viele Empfehlungen an alle Damen daheim auf.“[3]

[3] "When he wanted to leave, she gave him two more pieces of silver along with a shimmering handkerchief and made many recommendations for all the women at home." [3]

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