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Is it der, die oder das Entführung?


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

The word Entführung 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 Entführung?

How does the declension of Entführung 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 Entführung die Entführungen
Genitive der Entführung der Entführungen
Dative der Entführung den Entführungen
Akkusative die Entführung die Entführungen

What is the meaning of Entführung in German?

Entführung is defined as:

[1] Removal of a person (or a thing) against their will by violence/threat violence from their own environment as well as the result of such an action

[1] Entfernung einer Person (oder auch Sache) gegen ihren Willen mit Gewalt/Androhung von Gewalt aus ihrem eigenen Umfeld sowie das Ergebnis einer solchen Handlung

How to use Entführung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Entführung with translations in English.

[1] Die Entführung von Kindern zählt zu den schweren Verbrechen.

[1] The kidnapping of children is one of the serious crimes

[1] „Crowther kann von seiner Entführung berichten, weil er später die Freiheit wiedererlangt und anglikanischer Pfarrer wird – so lernt er schreiben.“

[1] "Crowther can report on his kidnapping because he later regains freedom and becomes an Anglican pastor - that's how he learns to write"

[1] „Requiem gab vor, im Gesundheitssektor zu arbeiten, aber niemand in Stadtland wusste, was er wirklich trieb, einmal abgesehen von Entführungen und Einbrüchen im Polygon.“

[1] "Requiem pretended to work in the health sector, but nobody in Stadtland knew what he really was doing, apart from kidnapping and burglars in the polygonian"

[1] „Einen oder zwei Tage später sagte mir Pater Giorgi, das Tagesgespräch in Rom sei die mißlungene Entführung der Tochter des Advokaten Dalacqua; man halte mich für den Anstifter der ganzen Sache, und das mißbillige er sehr.“

[1] "a day or two later, Father Giorgi told me that the daily conversation in Rome was the uncomfortable kidnapping of the daughter of the advocate Dalacquience one thinks me of the instigator of the whole thing, and that is very misbly"

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