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Is it der, die oder das Entschuldigung?


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

The word Entschuldigung 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 Entschuldigung?

How does the declension of Entschuldigung 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 Entschuldigung die Entschuldigungen
Genitive der Entschuldigung der Entschuldigungen
Dative der Entschuldigung den Entschuldigungen
Akkusative die Entschuldigung die Entschuldigungen

What is the meaning of Entschuldigung in German?

Entschuldigung has various definitions in German:

[1] Expression of regret about its own mistake

[1] Äußerung des Bedauerns über einen eigenen Fehler

[2] Liberation from the accusation of guilt

[2] Befreiung vom Vorwurf der Schuld

How to use Entschuldigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Entschuldigung with translations in English.

[1] Sie hat meine Entschuldigung nicht akzeptiert.

[1] She did not accept my apology

[1] Was soll ich mehr tun, als um Entschuldigung bitten.

[1] What should I do more than at an apology asked

[1] „Auch keine Silbe von Entschuldigung war dem armen, sich am Boden krümmenden Mädchen entfahren.“

[1] "There was also no syllable of apology to the poor, the girl who was curved on the ground"

[2] Für dieses Verhalten gibt es keine Entschuldigung!

[2] There is no apology for this behavior

[2] Wenn ich eine Entschuldigung hätte, so würde ich sie jetzt vorbringen.

[2] If I had an apology, I would now submit it

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