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Is it der, die oder das Erkundung?


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

The word Erkundung 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 Erkundung?

How does the declension of Erkundung 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 Erkundung die Erkundungen
Genitive der Erkundung der Erkundungen
Dative der Erkundung den Erkundungen
Akkusative die Erkundung die Erkundungen

What is the meaning of Erkundung in German?

Erkundung is defined as:

[1] Action to get some certainty/knowledge

[1] Aktion, um sich über etwas Gewissheit/Wissen zu verschaffen

How to use Erkundung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erkundung with translations in English.

[1] „Unser Besuch in Heyerode aber war keine Forschungsreise zur Erkundung von Animositäten, sondern das Resultat des noch immer reibungslos funktionierenden Thüringer Buschfunks.“

[1] "However, our visit to Heyerode was not a research trip to explore animosities, but the result of the still working smoothly Thuringian Buschfunksä" "

[1] „In Deutschland dagegen erlosch eigenartigerweise das brennende Interesse an der Erkundung Zentralasiens nach der Zeit der Berliner Geographen Ritter und Richthofen.“

[1] "In Germany, on the other hand, the burning interest in exploring Central Asia after the time of the Berlin Geographers Ritter and Richthofenä"

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