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Is it der, die oder das Entspannung?


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

The word Entspannung 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 Entspannung?

How does the declension of Entspannung 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 Entspannung die Entspannungen
Genitive der Entspannung der Entspannungen
Dative der Entspannung den Entspannungen
Akkusative die Entspannung die Entspannungen

What is the meaning of Entspannung in German?

Entspannung has various definitions in German:

[1] Liberation, termination of effort, tension

[1] Befreiung, Beendigung von Anstrengung, Anspannung

[2] Politics: Reduction or termination of conflicts

[2] Politik: Verminderung oder Beendigung von Konflikten

How to use Entspannung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Entspannung with translations in English.

[1] Nach dieser Anstrengung brauchten wir dringend eine kurze Entspannung.

[1] After this effort, we urgently needed a short relaxation

[2] „In der Folge trat eine Entspannung um West-Berlin ein, wenn auch der Grundkonflikt um den Viermächte-Status Berlins weiterbestand.“

[2] "As a result, a relaxation around West Berlin occurred, even if the basic conflict for the four-powers status of Berlin's continued existence"

[2] „Für eine erste Entspannung sorgten dann ausgerechnet die militärischen Rückschläge in Ostpreußen, denn die Heeresverwaltung brauchte dringend Helfer für einfache Festungsbauarbeiten.“

[2] "The military setbacks in East Prussia then ensured a first relaxation, because the army administration urgently needed helpers for simple fortress construction work"

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