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Is it der, die oder das Exzess?


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

The word Exzess 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 Exzess?

How does the declension of Exzess 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 Exzess die Exzesse
Genitive des Exzesses der Exzesse
Dative dem Exzess den Exzessen
Akkusative den Exzess die Exzesse

What is the meaning of Exzess in German?

Exzess has various definitions in German:

[1] Excessive exaggeration

[1] maßlose Übertreibung

[2] Statistics: Measure for the steepness of a distribution compared to the normal distribution

[2] Statistik: Maß für die Steilheit einer Verteilung im Vergleich zur Normalverteilung

How to use Exzess in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Exzess with translations in English.

[1] „Er steht für die schlimmsten Exzesse des amerikanischen Nationalstolzes.“

[1] "He stands for the worst excesses of the American national pride"

[1] „Ein weitverbreiteter Irrtum, dem besonders gerne intellektuelle Trinker anhängen, die ihre Exzesse akademisch rechtfertigen wollen.“

[1] "A widespread mistake that particularly likes to attach intellectual drinkers who want to justify their excesses academically"

[2] „Man kann den Mittelwert, die Varianz, die Schiefe, den Exzess, den Median und andere Maßzahlen benutzen, die ein statistisches Programm automatisch ausgibt.“

[2] "You can use the mean, the variance, the crooked, the excess, the median and other dimensions that automatically issues a statistical program"

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