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Is it der, die oder das Erlebnis?


The correct article in German of Erlebnis is das. So it is das Erlebnis! (nominative case)

The word Erlebnis is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Erlebnis?

How does the declension of Erlebnis 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 das Erlebnis die Erlebnisse
Genitive des Erlebnisses der Erlebnisse
Dative dem Erlebnis dem Erlebnisse den Erlebnissen
Akkusative das Erlebnis die Erlebnisse

What is the meaning of Erlebnis in German?

Erlebnis is defined as:

[1] A remarkable event that someone has experienced

[1] ein bemerkenswertes Ereignis, das jemand erlebt hat

How to use Erlebnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erlebnis with translations in English.

[1] Bahnfahren ist immer wieder ein Erlebnis.

[1] Railway driving is always an adventure

[1] „Die belastenden Erlebnisse meiner mütterlichen und väterlichen Großeltern in Kriegs- und Nachkriegszeit wirken noch heute auf die Familie.“

[1] "The stressful experiences of my maternal and paternal grandparents in war and post-war time still work on the family today"

[1] „Pierre erzählte seine Erlebnisse so, wie er sie selbst in der Rückerinnerung noch nie gesehen hatte.“

[1] "Pierre told his experiences as he had never seen her in the recovery"

[1] „Man höre aber nun, wie uns der Zufall ein Erlebnis schenkte, gerade als wolle er die Verrücktheit dieser vortrefflichen Dame immer noch steigern.“

[1] “But now you hear how chance gave us an experience, just as if he still wanted to increase the craziness of this excellent lady”

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