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Is it der, die oder das Illusion?


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

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

Finding the right gender of a noun

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 Illusion?

How does the declension of Illusion 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 Illusion die Illusionen
Genitive der Illusion der Illusionen
Dative der Illusion den Illusionen
Akkusative die Illusion die Illusionen

What is the meaning of Illusion in German?

Illusion is defined as:

[1] Something pretense

[1] etwas Vorgetäuschtes; Täuschung

How to use Illusion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Illusion with translations in English.

[1] Der Ball scheint zu schweben, dies ist aber nur eine Illusion.

[1] The ball seems to float, but this is only an illusion

[1] Es wäre reine Illusion, davon auszugehen, dass sich eine diplomatische Lösung schnell finden läßt.

[1] It would be pure illusion to assume that a diplomatic solution can be found quickly

[1] Nach der Scheidung hatten beide alle Illusionen über eine gütliche Trennung verloren.

[1] After the divorce, both had lost all illusions about an amicable separation

[1] Sie wollen doch nicht weiter an dieser Illusion festhalten?

[1] You don't want to go any further on this illusion

[1] „Nikolai tat, als ob er schliefe, um Claire die Illusion zu lassen, daß sie mit sich allein sei.“

[1] "Nikolai acted as if he was asleep to leave Claire the illusion that she was alone"

[1] „Val stellte erleichtert fest, dass der heftige Wind ihr die Illusion verschaffte, nüchtern zu sein.“

[1] "Val felt relieved that the violent wind gave her the illusion of being sober"

[1] „Die Illusion verflog rasch.“

[1] "The illusion evaporated Raschä"

[1] „Zwei Wochen zuvor war Illusion noch Trumpf gewesen.“

[1] "Two weeks earlier Illusion had been a trump card"

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Pictures or photos of Illusion

[1] Illusion mit Gläsern
[1] Illusion mit Gläsern
[1] Es ist eine Illusion, dass der Junge dem Wasser 'befiehlt', zu spritzen.
[1] Es ist eine Illusion, dass der Junge dem Wasser 'befiehlt', zu spritzen.
[1] Es sind gleich zwei Illusionen, dass ein Mann über dem anderen schweben könnte oder der untere den oberen an einem Stock halten könnte.
[1] Es sind gleich zwei Illusionen, dass ein Mann über dem anderen schweben könnte oder der untere den oberen an einem Stock halten könnte.

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