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Is it der, die oder das Expansion?


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

The word Expansion 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 Expansion?

How does the declension of Expansion 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 Expansion die Expansionen
Genitive der Expansion der Expansionen
Dative der Expansion den Expansionen
Akkusative die Expansion die Expansionen

What is the meaning of Expansion in German?

Expansion has various definitions in German:

[1] The increase in spatial expansion

[1] die Zunahme der räumlichen Ausdehnung

[2] Extension of a computer game or a game world

[2] Erweiterung eines Computerspiels oder einer Spielwelt

[3] Linguistics: Operational procedure in syntax: replacement of a word group by a larger word group

[3] Linguistik:operationales Verfahren in der Syntax: Ersetzung einer Wortgruppe durch eine größere Wortgruppe

[4] Linguistics, especially generative grammar: replacement rule

[4] Linguistik, speziell generative Grammatik: Ersetzungsregel

How to use Expansion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Expansion with translations in English.

[1] Die Islamische Expansion begann Mitte der 20er Jahre.

The Islamic expansion began in the mid -1920s

[1] „Die Expansion war kontinental, und die neuen Besitzungen wurden anfangs wie Kolonien behandelt.“

[1] "The expansion was continental, and the new possessions were initially treated like colonies"

[1] „Damit beginnt das Zeitalter der europäischen Expansion in Afrika.“

[1] "This begins the age of European expansion in Africa" ​​"

[2] Die Expansion zu Worldwars kann man kostenlos auf spielen.

[2] The expansion to Worldwars can be played free of charge at games.

[2] Auch beim Expansion- Pack muss man aufpassen und enorm schnell sein.

[2] You also have to be careful with the expansion pack and be extremely fast

[3] „Expansion. Substantivische Phraseolexeme aus Adjektiv + Substantiv (…) lassen eine adjektivisch-attributive Erweiterung zu…“

[3] "Expansionment of substantive phraseolexemes made of adjective noun (...) leave an adjective-Attributive extension ..."

[4] Die Expansion als ein Typ von Transformationen wird von Hundsnurscher vorgestellt.

[4] The expansion as a type of transformations is presented by Hunds -Nurscher

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