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Is it der, die oder das Erfordernis?


The correct article in German of Erfordernis is das. So it is das Erfordernis! (nominative case)

The word Erfordernis is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Erfordernis?

How does the declension of Erfordernis 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 das Erfordernis die Erfordernisse
Genitive des Erfordernisses der Erfordernisse
Dative dem Erfordernis dem Erfordernisse den Erfordernissen
Akkusative das Erfordernis die Erfordernisse

What is the meaning of Erfordernis in German?

Erfordernis is defined as:

[1] A prerequisite for something that should be carried out in the context of a non -targeted process can be equated with the term framework condition.

[1] Voraussetzung für etwas, das ausgeführt werden soll. Im Kontext eines nicht zielgerichteten Vorganges kann es mit dem Begriff Rahmenbedingung gleichgesetzt werden.

How to use Erfordernis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erfordernis with translations in English.

[1] Für viele Auslandsreisen sind Impfungen unbedingte Erfordernisse.

[1] For many trips abroad, vaccinations are unconditional requirements

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