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Is it der, die oder das Erfrischung?


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

The word Erfrischung 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 Erfrischung?

How does the declension of Erfrischung 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 Erfrischung die Erfrischungen
Genitive der Erfrischung der Erfrischungen
Dative der Erfrischung den Erfrischungen
Akkusative die Erfrischung die Erfrischungen

What is the meaning of Erfrischung in German?

Erfrischung has various definitions in German:

[1] action to counteract fatigue, sagging or the like, and the result of this action

[1] Handlung, um Ermüdung, Erschlaffung oder Ähnlichem entgegenzuwirken, und Ergebnis dieser Handlung

[2] Means (food, drink or anything else) to reach [1]

[2] Mittel (Speise, Getränk oder sonst etwas), um [1] zu erreichen

How to use Erfrischung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erfrischung with translations in English.

[1] Die Abendkühle brachte die ersehnte Erfrischung.

[1] The evening cooler brought the longed -for refreshment

[1] „Für die Ägypter war Lesen eine köstliche Erfrischung gleich dem kühlen, wohltuenden Nass aus dem Wasserschlauch.“

[1] "For the Egyptians, reading was a delicious refreshment like the cool, soothing water from the water hose"

[2] „Viele Besucher hätten gerne ausführlicher diskutiert, doch es war Zeit für die Erfrischungen, die Marta zubereitet hatte.“

[2] "Many visitors would have liked to discuss in more detail, but it was time for the refreshments that Marta had prepared"

[2] „Canondah jedoch, als hätte sie dies vermutet, trat schnell an ihre Stelle und rückte einen Stuhl an sein Lager, auf dem einige Erfrischungen standen.“

[2] "Canondah, however, as if she had suspected this, quickly took her place and moved a chair to his camp, on which some refreshments stood"

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