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Is it der, die oder das Enttäuschung?


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

The word Enttäuschung 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 Enttäuschung?

How does the declension of Enttäuschung 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 Enttäuschung die Enttäuschungen
Genitive der Enttäuschung der Enttäuschungen
Dative der Enttäuschung den Enttäuschungen
Akkusative die Enttäuschung die Enttäuschungen

What is the meaning of Enttäuschung in German?

Enttäuschung has various definitions in German:

[1] The non-fulfillment of hope, a wish or expectation

[1] die Nicht-Erfüllung einer Hoffnung, eines Wunsches oder Erwartung

[2] The cause or the object of disappointment (after [1])

[2] der Verursacher oder das Objekt der Enttäuschung (nach [1])

[3] Rare: Completion of a deception

[3] selten: Aufhebung einer Täuschung

How to use Enttäuschung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Enttäuschung with translations in English.

[1] Seine Enttäuschung war an seinem Gesichtsausdruck abzulesen.

[1] His disappointment was read on his facial expression

[1] „Zur Enttäuschung gehört die Erkenntnis, dass man sich hat täuschen lassen.“

[1] "The realization that you have deceived yourself is the realization that you have deceived"

[1] „Zu Bolívars Enttäuschung waren die Meinungen gespalten.“

[1] "To Bolívar's disappointment, the opinions were split" "

[1] „Doch trotz Barths Enttäuschung beim ersten Anblick Timbuktus ist seine Reise eine Zäsur.“

[1] "But despite Barth's disappointment at the first sight of Timbuktus, his journey is a credge"

[1] „Ihr Blick spiegelt ihre Enttäuschung wider.“

[1] "Your gaze reflects her disappointment"

[2] Du warst eine große Enttäuschung!

[2] You were a big disappointment



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