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Is it der, die oder das Erforschung?


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

The word Erforschung 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 Erforschung?

How does the declension of Erforschung 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 Erforschung die Erforschungen
Genitive der Erforschung der Erforschungen
Dative der Erforschung den Erforschungen
Akkusative die Erforschung die Erforschungen

What is the meaning of Erforschung in German?

Erforschung has various definitions in German:

[1] Research in a certain thing

[1] das Forschen in einer bestimmten Sache

[2] exploring a place or area

[2] das Erkunden eines Ortes oder Gebietes

How to use Erforschung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erforschung with translations in English.

[1] "Ein neueres Feld, das auch immer mehr Beachtung findet, ist die Erforschung der Psyche älterer Menschen."

[1] "A newer field that is also becoming more and more observed is the research of the psyche of older people" "

[1] „Die Archäologen arbeiteten bei der Erforschung und Interpretation der Funde mit zahlreichen Kollegen aus Nachbardisziplinen zusammen.“

[1] "The archaeologists worked together with numerous colleagues from neighboring disciplines in the research and interpretation of the finds"

[2] "Die russischen Unternehmen werden sich zunächst an der Erforschung der Ölvorkommen im Orinoko-Becken beteiligen."

[2] "The Russian companies will initially participate in the research of the oil deposits in the Orinoco pool"

[2] "Der Gletscher Perito Moreno, 2800 Kilometer südlich der Hauptstadt Buenos Aires, dehnt sich auf 275 Quadratkilometern aus - sein Name erinnert an einen der Pioniere bei der Erforschung Patagoniens."

[2] "The Glacier Perito Moreno, 2800 kilometers south of the capital Buenos Aires, expands to 275 square kilometers - his name is reminiscent of one of the pioneers when researching Patagonia"

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