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Is it der, die oder das Errungenschaft?


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

The word Errungenschaft 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 Errungenschaft?

How does the declension of Errungenschaft 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 Errungenschaft die Errungenschaften
Genitive der Errungenschaft der Errungenschaften
Dative der Errungenschaft den Errungenschaften
Akkusative die Errungenschaft die Errungenschaften

What is the meaning of Errungenschaft in German?

Errungenschaft is defined as:

[1] Treated result

[1] mit Mühe erzieltes Ergebnis

How to use Errungenschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Errungenschaft with translations in English.

[1] Eine wichtige Errungenschaft ist das Rad.

[1] An important achievement is the Radä

[1] „Liberale kritisierten, dass die neue Regierung die meisten der demokratischen Errungenschaften, die aus der jungtürkischen Ära verblieben waren, wieder rückgängig machte.“

[1] "Liberals criticized that the new government reversed most of the democratic achievements that had remained from the Young Turkish era"

[1] „Heute, in Zeiten des Roll Back unter Trump, werden plötzlich Errungenschaften in Frage gestellt, für die Frauen jahrzehntelang gekämpft haben: wie das Recht auf Abtreibung.“

[1] "Today, in times of Roll Back under Trump, achievements are suddenly questioned for which women have fought for decades: like the right to abortion"

[1] „Sie brachten ihre zivilisatorischen Errungenschaften mit und paßten sie der neuen Umgebung an.“

[1] "They brought their civilizational achievements with them and approved the new environment"

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