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Is it der, die oder das Erhöhung?


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

The word Erhöhung 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 Erhöhung?

How does the declension of Erhöhung 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 Erhöhung die Erhöhungen
Genitive der Erhöhung der Erhöhungen
Dative der Erhöhung den Erhöhungen
Akkusative die Erhöhung die Erhöhungen

What is the meaning of Erhöhung in German?

Erhöhung has various definitions in German:

[1] Increasing, making the higher make of something

[1] das Erhöhen, das Höhermachen von etwas

[2] Geography: hill, small survey

[2] Geografie: Hügel, kleine Erhebung

[3] General: increase, enlargement, reinforcement

[3] allgemein: Steigerung, Vergrößerung, Verstärkung

[4] Lifted: raising the rank or social position

[4] gehoben: Anhebung des Ranges oder der sozialen Stellung

[5] Music: Taking up a grade around a half tone

[5] Musik: das Heraufsetzen einer Note um einen Halbton

How to use Erhöhung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erhöhung with translations in English.

[1] Die Erhöhung der Deiche soll dem Schutz vor Überschwemmungen dienen.

[1] The increase in the dike is intended to protect against flooding

[2] An der Erhöhung dort vorne können wir eine Pause einlegen.

[2] At the increase in the front, we can take a break

[3] Eine Erhöhung der Steuer sei allerdings derzeit kein Thema.

[3] However, an increase in tax is currently not a topic

[4] Nach seiner Erhöhung zum Herzog wurde er förmlich ein anderer Mensch.

[4] After his increase to the Duke, he literally became another human person

[5] Das Kreuz ♯ bezeichnet in der Musik die Erhöhung eines Stammtons um einen Halbton.

[5] The cross ♯ in the music denotes the increase in a stem tone by a half doner

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