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Is it der, die oder das Exkursion?


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

The word Exkursion is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Exkursion?

How does the declension of Exkursion 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 Exkursion die Exkursionen
Genitive der Exkursion der Exkursionen
Dative der Exkursion den Exkursionen
Akkusative die Exkursion die Exkursionen

What is the meaning of Exkursion in German?

Exkursion is defined as:

[1] Teaching trip under scientific direction

[1] Lehrausflug unter wissenschaftlicher Leitung

How to use Exkursion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Exkursion with translations in English.

[1] Exkursionen sind wichtige Bestandteile der Ausbildung in vielen Wissenschaften.

[1] Excursions are important components of training in many sciences

[1] „Die Exkursion beginnt auf der Balduinbrücke, weil man hier einen guten Überblick über viele geographische und historische Aspekte erhält, die für die Entwicklung der Koblenzer Altstadt ursächlich waren.“

[1] "The excursion begins on the Balduin Bridge because you get a good overview of many geographical and historical aspects that are caused by the cause of the development of the old town of Koblenz"

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