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Is it der, die oder das Enthaltung?


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

The word Enthaltung 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 Enthaltung?

How does the declension of Enthaltung 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 Enthaltung die Enthaltungen
Genitive der Enthaltung der Enthaltungen
Dative der Enthaltung den Enthaltungen
Akkusative die Enthaltung die Enthaltungen

What is the meaning of Enthaltung in German?

Enthaltung has various definitions in German:

[1] "The mostly voluntary contemplation of delights, food or drink"

[1] „das meistens freiwillige Sichenthalten von Genüssen, Essen oder Trinken“

[2] "The waiver of the submission of the election voice"

[2] „der Verzicht auf die Abgabe der Wahlstimme“

How to use Enthaltung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Enthaltung with translations in English.

[1] „Fasten ist die völlige oder teilweise Enthaltung von Speisen, Getränken und Genussmitteln über einen bestimmten Zeitraum hinweg, üblicherweise für einen oder mehrere Tage.“

[1] "Fasting is the complete or partial abstention of dishes, drinks and luxury foods over a certain period of time, usually for one or more daily" "

[2] „Es gibt dabei verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Abstimmung. Die häufigste Form ist die Abgabe der Stimme mit „Ja“, „Nein“ oder „Enthaltung“.“

[2] "There are different ways of voting. The most common form is the submission of the voice with" yes "," no "or" abstention "."

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