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Is it der, die oder das Erscheinungsform?


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

The word Erscheinungsform 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 Erscheinungsform?

How does the declension of Erscheinungsform 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 Erscheinungsform die Erscheinungsformen
Genitive der Erscheinungsform der Erscheinungsformen
Dative der Erscheinungsform den Erscheinungsformen
Akkusative die Erscheinungsform die Erscheinungsformen

What is the meaning of Erscheinungsform in German?

Erscheinungsform is defined as:

[1] Form in which something is presented/represented

[1] Form, in der etwas sich darstellt/dargestellt wird

How to use Erscheinungsform in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erscheinungsform with translations in English.

[1] „Die Erscheinungsformen der nationalen Agitation sind sehr ähnlich, auch wenn sie in unterschiedlichen Gesellschaften, sogar in unterschiedlichen Jahrhunderten ablaufen: Sie benutzen vor allem Symbolismus, Geschichtspolitik, Massenrituale und Abgrenzungsstrategien.“

[1] "The manifestations of national agitation are very similar, even if they run in different societies, even in different centuries: they mainly use symbolism, history policy, mass rituals and delimitation strategy"

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