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Is it der, die oder das Entschärfung?


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

The word Entschärfung 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 Entschärfung?

How does the declension of Entschärfung 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 Entschärfung die Entschärfungen
Genitive der Entschärfung der Entschärfungen
Dative der Entschärfung den Entschärfungen
Akkusative die Entschärfung die Entschärfungen

What is the meaning of Entschärfung in German?

Entschärfung is defined as:

[1] Definition

[1] das Entschärfen

[1a] of a conflict

[1a] eines Konfliktes

[1b] a bomb or an explosive body

[1b] einer Bombe oder eines Sprengkörpers

How to use Entschärfung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Entschärfung with translations in English.

[1a] „In der Ukraine-Krise gibt es eine neue diplomatische Initiative zur Entschärfung der Lage.“

[1a] "In the Ukraine crisis there is a new diplomatic initiative to defuse the situation"

[1b] Viele Bomben aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg sind Blindgänger und müssen entschärft werden, jedoch drohen bei der Entschärfung Gefahren oder die Bombe kann gar nicht erst entschärft werden und muss gesprengt werden.

[1b] Many bombs from the Second World War are unexploded and have to be defused, but threatened to defuse or the bomb cannot even be defused and must be blown up

[1b] „Eine Entschärfung ist hierbei deutlich schwieriger als bei einer rein mechanisch funktionierenden Bombe mit Aufschlagzünder.“

[1b] "Definition is much more difficult than with a purely mechanically functioning bomb with a service lift"

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