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Is it der, die oder das Ernährung?

DIE

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

The word Ernährung 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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Brief

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 Ernährung?

How does the declension of Ernährung 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 Ernährung die Ernährungen
Genitive der Ernährung der Ernährungen
Dative der Ernährung den Ernährungen
Akkusative die Ernährung die Ernährungen

What is the meaning of Ernährung in German?

Ernährung has various definitions in German:

[1] The supply of food

[1] die Zufuhr von Nahrung

[2] The food itself

[2] die Nahrung selbst

[3] The livelihood

[3] der Lebensunterhalt

How to use Ernährung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ernährung with translations in English.

[1] Bei der Ernährung der Babys ist die Unterstützung der Mütter notwendig.

[1] In the diet of the babies, the support of the mothers is necessary

[1] „Die Ernährung von Großvieh war schwierig und teuer, insbesondere in der Trockenzeit im Sommer.“[2]

[1] "Grand cattle 'nutrition was difficult and expensive, especially in the dry season in summer" [2]

[1] „Das Leben im Ruhestand wird unter dem Gesichtspunkt der Sinnfindung, möglicher neuer Aufgaben, der körperlichen Bewegung, des Reisens, der angemessenen Ernährung beschrieben.“[3]

[1] "Life in retirement is described from the point of view of finding meaning, possible new tasks, physical movement, travel, the appropriate nutrition" [3]

[1] „Eine Stunde, bevor das Abendessen serviert wurde, kam eine Ernährungsberaterin und legte mir nahe, in Zukunft meine Ernährung zu ändern und den von mir auf Nachfrage gebeichteten horrenden Süßigkeitenkonsum drastisch einzuschränken.“[4]

[1] "An hour before the dinner was served, a nutritionist came and suggested me to change my diet in the future and drastically restrict the horrendous candy code that I confessed on request" [4]

[2] Obst ist gut als Ernährung für zwischendurch.

[2] Fruit is good as a diet for between

[2] „Rudolph erkundet aber auch, wie Ernährung den Altersprozess beeinflusst.“[5]

[2] "Rudolph also explores how nutrition affects the age process" [5]

[2] „Kein Wunder, dass ich in meiner Schulklasse der Kleinste war, bei dieser Ernährung konnte man ja nicht wachsen.“[6]

[2] "No wonder that I was the smallest in my school class, you couldn't grow with this diet" [6]

[3] Die Ernährung Schwerkranker ist sehr wichtig.

[3] The diet of seriously ill is very important

How do you pronounce Ernährung?

Ernährung

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