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Is it der, die oder das Ermutigung?


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

The word Ermutigung 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 Ermutigung?

How does the declension of Ermutigung 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 Ermutigung die Ermutigungen
Genitive der Ermutigung der Ermutigungen
Dative der Ermutigung den Ermutigungen
Akkusative die Ermutigung die Ermutigungen

What is the meaning of Ermutigung in German?

Ermutigung is defined as:

[1] Try to give someone more joy, courage

[1] Versuch, jemandem mehr Freude, Mut zu geben

How to use Ermutigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ermutigung with translations in English.

[1] „Alle Erziehung beginnt mit der Ermutigung des Menschen zu sich selbst.“

[1] "All upbringing begins with the encouragement of man to themselves"

[1] „Auch die ‚aktive Hilfe zur Problembewältigung‘ ist eng verbunden mit der Ermutigung des/der Patienten/Patientin, vorhandene (konkrete) Probleme neu zu betrachten/zu analysieren, nach neuen Lösungen zu suchen und diese zu erproben.“

[1] "The 'active help for coping with the problem' is also closely linked to the encouragement of the patient to look at/analyze existing (concrete) problems, to search for new solutions and to test them"

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