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Is it der, die oder das Exkurs?


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

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

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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 Exkurs?

How does the declension of Exkurs 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 Exkurs die Exkurse
Genitive des Exkurses der Exkurse
Dative dem Exkurs den Exkursen
Akkusative den Exkurs die Exkurse

What is the meaning of Exkurs in German?

Exkurs is defined as:

[1] Insolination of a topic into a text that has to do with the other topics

[1] Einschub eines Themas in einen Text, der mit den übrigen Themen nur entfernt zu tun hat

How to use Exkurs in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Exkurs with translations in English.

[1] In wissenschaftlichen Abhandlungen ist ein Exkurs eine in den Text eingefügte oder als Anhang beigefügte selbständige und in sich geschlossene Abschweifung.

[1] In scientific papers, an excursus is an independent and self -contained depreciation included in the text or attached as an appendix

[1] „Sollte man Menschen verurteilen, die ihre Träume ausleben?, fragt die Autorin – und hilft mit vielen praktischen Exkursen zum Thema Höhenbergsteigen.“

[1] "Should you condemn people who live out their dreams, asks the author - and helps with many practical excursions on the subject of height mountain climbing"

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