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Is it der, die oder das Ernüchterung?


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

The word Ernüchterung 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 Ernüchterung?

How does the declension of Ernüchterung 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 Ernüchterung die Ernüchterungen
Genitive der Ernüchterung der Ernüchterungen
Dative der Ernüchterung den Ernüchterungen
Akkusative die Ernüchterung die Ernüchterungen

What is the meaning of Ernüchterung in German?

Ernüchterung has various definitions in German:

[1] The subside of an alcohol frenzy

[1] das Abklingen eines Alkoholrausches

[2] The fading of an increased enthusiasm

[2] das Verklingen einer gesteigerten Begeisterung

How to use Ernüchterung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ernüchterung with translations in English.



[2] Nach den letzten großartigen Erfolgen des FC Bayern erfolgte bei der Heimniederlage die Ernüchterung.

[2] After the last great successes of FC Bayern, the disillusionment took place during the home defeat

[2] „Als wir die Augenbinden abnahmen, machte sich in der Runde Ernüchterung breit.“

[2] "When we accepted the blindfolding, disillusionment set out in the round"

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