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Is it der, die oder das Enthusiasmus?


The correct article in German of Enthusiasmus is der. So it is der Enthusiasmus! (nominative case)

The word Enthusiasmus is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Enthusiasmus?

How does the declension of Enthusiasmus 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 der Enthusiasmus
Genitive des Enthusiasmus
Dative dem Enthusiasmus
Akkusative den Enthusiasmus

What is the meaning of Enthusiasmus in German?

Enthusiasmus is defined as:

[1] felt enthusiasm

[1] empfundene Begeisterung

How to use Enthusiasmus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Enthusiasmus with translations in English.

[1] Für seinen Beruf bringt er viel Enthusiasmus mit.

[1] He brings a lot of enthusiasm for his job

[1] „Doch Gelberg imponierte ihm mit seinem Enthusiasmus und großen Engagement.“

[1] "But Gelberg impressed him with his enthusiasm and great engagement"

[1] „Letztlich mußte ich mich für eine Seite entscheiden, und so wurde ich schrittweise, begleitet von einer Art ernüchtertem Enthusiasmus, zum Positivisten und hörte damit sukzessive auf, Schopenhauerianer zu sein.“

[1] "Ultimately, I had to choose one side, so I gradually, accompanied by a kind of sober enthusiasm, to the positivist and thus gradually stopped being Schopenhauerians to be"

[1] „Er liebte den Enthusiasmus, der in allen diesen Mitarbeitern steckte, wodurch er sich erstmals auf einer übergeordneten Ebene mit Menschen verbunden fühlte, und er war froh und dankbar, dass er Damiels Überlegung gefolgt war.“

[1] "He loved the enthusiasm that stuck in all of these employees, whereby he felt connected to people for the first time on a higher level, and he was happy and grateful that he was followed by Damiel's consideration"

[1] „Es gab jedoch etwas, das meinen Enthusiasmus dämpfte.“

[1] "However, there was something that my enthusiasm damping" "

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