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Is it der, die oder das Erhaltung?


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

The word Erhaltung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

Mostly it can be read that conservation is not a plural picture elsewhere, however, the indication that the use of the plural is almost never occurs. See the example cited below.

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 Erhaltung?

How does the declension of Erhaltung 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 Erhaltung die Erhaltungen
Genitive der Erhaltung der Erhaltungen
Dative der Erhaltung den Erhaltungen
Akkusative die Erhaltung die Erhaltungen

What is the meaning of Erhaltung in German?

Erhaltung has various definitions in German:

[1] Securing to existence

[1] Sicherung des weiteren Fortbestehens

[2] Nutrition, care

[2] Ernährung, Versorgung

How to use Erhaltung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erhaltung with translations in English.

[1] Die Erhaltung des Regenwaldes ist für viele Tierarten wichtig.

[1] The preservation of the rainforest is important for many animal species

[1] „In den Jahren zwischen 1816 und 1828 kamen Instandhaltungsmaßnahmen nicht in Gang, zum einen aufgrund des Widerstandes des Domänenpächters und zum anderen, weil diese Erhaltungen aus verschiedenen staatlichen Fonds hätten bezahlt werden müssen.“

[1] "In the years between 1816 and 1828, maintenance measures did not get going, on the one hand due to the resistance of the domain tenant and on the other hand, because these conservation should have been paid from various state funds"

[2] Die Erhaltung ihrer sechs Kinder überfordert Jessica und Dennis zunehmend.

[2] The preservation of their six children overwhelms Jessica and Dennis increasingly

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