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Is it der, die oder das Erfolg?


The correct article in German of Erfolg is der. So it is der Erfolg! (nominative case)

The word Erfolg is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Erfolg?

How does the declension of Erfolg 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 der Erfolg die Erfolge
Genitive des Erfolges des Erfolgs der Erfolge
Dative dem Erfolg dem Erfolge den Erfolgen
Akkusative den Erfolg die Erfolge

What is the meaning of Erfolg in German?

Erfolg has various definitions in German:

[1] The success of a thing

[1] das Gelingen einer Sache

[2] achieving self -made goals

[2] das Erreichen selbst gesetzter Ziele

How to use Erfolg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erfolg with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe versucht es zu reparieren – leider ohne Erfolg.

[1] I tried to repair it - unfortunately without success

[1] „Es ist jetzt schon ein Erfolg, wenn die Ehefrau eines Inhaftierten keine Spuren von Folter im Gesicht ihres Mannes entdeckt.“[2]

[1] "It is already a success if the wife of a detained no traces of torture discovered on the face of her husband" [2]

[1, 2] „Ich hatte zwei Bücher von ihm gelesen, politische Unterhaltungsromane, die ihren Erfolg dem Mißverständnis verdankten, wagemutig zu sein.“[3]

[1, 2] "I had read two books from him, political entertainment novels who owed their success to the misunderstanding of being daring" [3]

[2] Alice hatte großen Erfolg auf der Bühne.

[2] Alice had great success on the stage

[2] „Die künstlerischen Erfolge wird er mit seiner Gesundheit bezahlen.“[4]

[2] "He will pay the artistic success with his health" [4]

[2] „Von dem Erfolg bei Kursk befeuert, war das sowjetische Oberkommando mit Zuversicht und Kühnheit zur Offensive übergegangen.“[5]

[2] "Fueled by the success at Kursk, the Soviet chief command had passed to the offensive with confidence and boldness" [5]

How do you pronounce Erfolg?

Erfolg (Österreich)

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