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Is it der, die oder das Erwartung?


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

The word Erwartung 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 Erwartung?

How does the declension of Erwartung 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 Erwartung die Erwartungen
Genitive der Erwartung der Erwartungen
Dative der Erwartung den Erwartungen
Akkusative die Erwartung die Erwartungen

What is the meaning of Erwartung in German?

Erwartung has various definitions in German:

[1] Condition of the voltage, waiting, the impatience

[1] Zustand der Spannung, des Wartens, der Ungeduld

[2] Presentation of what is done

[2] Vorstellung von dem, was geschehen wird

How to use Erwartung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erwartung with translations in English.

[1] Ich verbrachte den Abend voller Erwartung.

[1] I spent the evening full of expectation

[1] „In Erwartung des Kaisers standen die Gäste an der Eingangstür zusammengedrängt im Saal.“

[1] "In the expectation of the emperor, the guests at the front door stood together in the Saalä"

[2] Die Erwartungen an sein Können wurden nicht erfüllt.

[2] The expectations of his skills have not been fulfilled

[2] „Beide Bergnamen sind auch in der Neuzeit als Symbolbegriffe hochgesteckter Ziele und Erwartungen geläufig geblieben.“

[2] "Both mountain names are also common in modern times as symbolic terms of high -quality goals and expectations"

[2] „Hainstock hatte ihm seine Erwartung bestätigt.“

[2] "Hainstock had confirmed his expectation"

How do you pronounce Erwartung?

Erwartung (Österreich)

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