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Is it der, die oder das Expressionismus?


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

The word Expressionismus 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 Expressionismus?

How does the declension of Expressionismus 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 Expressionismus
Genitive des Expressionismus
Dative dem Expressionismus
Akkusative den Expressionismus

What is the meaning of Expressionismus in German?

Expressionismus is defined as:

[1] Art history: A art movement created in the twentieth century

[1] Kunstgeschichte: eine im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert entstandene Kunstrichtung

How to use Expressionismus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Expressionismus with translations in English.

[1] „Insbesondere junge Literaten des Expressionismus machten ihrem Verdruß über die verknöcherte Gesellschaft durch Herbeirufen der Apokalypse Luft.“

[1] "In particular, young writers of Expressionism made their annoyance over the ossified society by calling up the apocalypse"

[1] „Matisse habe die Begriffe Kubismus und Expressionismus erfunden, berichtet Däubler.“

[1] "Matisse invented cubism and expressionism, reports Däublerä"

[1] „Die meisten deutschschreibenden Autoren in Prag sind, was ihren Stil betrifft, dem Expressionismus zuzurechnen.“

[1] "Most German -writing authors in Prague are concerned about their style, attributing expressionism"

[1] „Er muss meinem Vater viel über den Expressionismus erzählt haben, der zu dieser Zeit ja längst aus allen Gallerien und Museen verbannt war.“

[1] "He must have told my father a lot about Expressionism, who at that time had long since been banished from all Gallenia and museums"

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