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Is it der, die oder das Erwerb?


The correct article in German of Erwerb is der. So it is der Erwerb! (nominative case)

The word Erwerb is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Erwerb?

How does the declension of Erwerb 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 der Erwerb die Erwerbe
Genitive des Erwerbes des Erwerbs der Erwerbe
Dative dem Erwerb dem Erwerbe den Erwerben
Akkusative den Erwerb die Erwerbe

What is the meaning of Erwerb in German?

Erwerb has various definitions in German:

[1] The action of purchasing, acquiring

[1] die Handlung des Erwerbens, das Erwerben

[2] paid, professional work

[2] bezahlte, berufliche Arbeit

[3] intellectual appropriation

[3] geistige Aneignung

[4] The purchase, buying

[4] der Kauf, das Kaufen

[5] The acquired

[5] das Erworbene

How to use Erwerb in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erwerb with translations in English.

[1] Der Erwerb des Lebensunterhaltes erfordert bei vielen Personen 10 Stunden am Tag.

[1] The acquisition of livelihood requires 10 hours on the Tagä for many people

[2] Er hat keinen Erwerb und muss betteln.

[2] He has no acquisition and has to begging

[3] Der Erwerb einer fremden Sprache dauert viele Jahre.

[3] The acquisition of a foreign language takes many years

[4] Durch den Erwerb eines elektronischen Wörterbuches wird das Studium einfacher.

[4] By purchasing an electronic dictionary, the study is simple

[5] Er wollte seinen Erwerb nicht wieder verlieren.

[5] He didn't want to lose his acquisition again

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