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Is it der, die oder das Erstlingswerk?


The correct article in German of Erstlingswerk is das. So it is das Erstlingswerk! (nominative case)

The word Erstlingswerk is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Erstlingswerk?

How does the declension of Erstlingswerk 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 das Erstlingswerk die Erstlingswerke
Genitive des Erstlingswerks des Erstlingswerkes der Erstlingswerke
Dative dem Erstlingswerk dem Erstlingswerke den Erstlingswerken
Akkusative das Erstlingswerk die Erstlingswerke

What is the meaning of Erstlingswerk in German?

Erstlingswerk is defined as:

[1] The first work of a creator

[1] das erste Werk eines Schöpfers

How to use Erstlingswerk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erstlingswerk with translations in English.

[1] „Schon in seinem Erstlingswerk »Waverley« versuchte er, das rebellische, wilde Hochland mit dem zivilisierten Süden zu versöhnen.“

[1] "Already in his first work" Waverley "he tried to reward the rebellious, wild highlands with the civilized south"

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