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Is it der, die oder das Erbschaft?


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

The word Erbschaft 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 Erbschaft?

How does the declension of Erbschaft 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 Erbschaft die Erbschaften
Genitive der Erbschaft der Erbschaften
Dative der Erbschaft den Erbschaften
Akkusative die Erbschaft die Erbschaften

What is the meaning of Erbschaft in German?

Erbschaft is defined as:

[1] Total possession of a deceased person who can pass to the heirs in the event of inheritance

[1] gesamter Besitz einer verstorbenen Person, der im Erbfall an die Erben übergehen kann

How to use Erbschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erbschaft with translations in English.

[1] Die gesamte Erbschaft genügte nicht, um die Schulden des Erblassers zu begleichen.

[1] The entire inheritance was not sufficient to pay the testator's debt

[1] „Friedrich ließ sich seine kleine Erbschaft auszahlen und verschwand auf zwei Jahre.“

[1] "Friedrich had his small inheritance paid out and disappeared to two years" "

[1] „Heinz muß sofort von dieser Erbschaft erfahren, er muß davon noch vor den Kindern wissen.“

[1] "Heinz must immediately find out about this inheritance, he has to know from the children"

[1] „Sie wollen an die Erbschaft und sie genießen.“

[1] "You want to go to the inheritance and you enjoy"

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