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Is it der, die oder das Erschließung?


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

The word Erschließung 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 Erschließung?

How does the declension of Erschließung 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 Erschließung die Erschließungen
Genitive der Erschließung der Erschließungen
Dative der Erschließung den Erschließungen
Akkusative die Erschließung die Erschließungen

What is the meaning of Erschließung in German?

Erschließung has various definitions in German:

[1] Making a site, a region or a territory so that it can then be used by humans

[1] das Zugänglichmachen eines Geländes, einer Region oder eines Territoriums, damit es anschließend von Menschen genutzt werden kann

[2] Making a building accessed by vertical (stairs, elevators) and horizontal (corridor) elements

[2] das Zugänglichmachen eines Gebäudes mittels vertikalen (Treppen, Aufzüge) und horizontalen (Korridor) Elementen

[3] The construction of paths and the connection to supply and disposal lines (electricity, water, wastewater)

[3] das Bauen von Wegen und den Anschluss an Ver- und Entsorgungsleitungen (Strom, Wasser, Abwasser) zu Grundstücken

[4] Making markets accessible in business

[4] das Zugänglichmachen von Märkten in der Wirtschaft

[5] The utilization of documents in order to make them in a targeted manner

[5] die Nutzbarmachung von Dokumenten, um diese gezielt auffindbar zu machen

How to use Erschließung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erschließung with translations in English.

[1] Die Erschließung des Regenwaldes schneidet tiefe Schneisen in die Umwelt.

[1] The development of the rainforest cuts deep aisles into the environment

[2] Die zwei Ebenen bekamen bei der Erschließung zwei Rolltreppen und einen Aufzug.

[2] The two levels were given two escalators and an elevator during the development

[3] Das Gebiet unter dem Berg soll nach der Erschließung ein Gewerbegebiet werden.

[3] The area under the mountain should become a commercial area after the development

[4] Mit der Erschließung der asiatischen Märkte gibt es für viele Firmen ganz neue Möglichkeiten.

[4] With the development of the Asian markets, there are completely new options for many companies

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