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Is it der, die oder das Irrtum?


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

The word Irrtum is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Irrtum?

How does the declension of Irrtum 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 Irrtum die Irrtümer
Genitive des Irrtumes des Irrtums der Irrtümer
Dative dem Irrtum dem Irrtume den Irrtümern
Akkusative den Irrtum die Irrtümer

What is the meaning of Irrtum in German?

Irrtum is defined as:

[1] unintentionally wrong assumption

[1] unabsichtlich falsche Annahme

How to use Irrtum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Irrtum with translations in English.

[1] Es war ein Irrtum zu denken, dass hier schon ein Beispiel steht.

[1] It was a mistake to think that there is an example here

[1] „Jedenfalls mag ich es, wenn sich kurz oder lange in mir aufbewahrte Irrtümer in nichts als Wohlgefallen auflösen.“

[1] "In any case, I like it if errors have been kept in me for a short time or for a long time"

[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"

[1] „Dieses Mal war kein Irrtum mehr möglich.“

[1] "This time there was no more error"

How do you pronounce Irrtum?

Irrtum (Österreich)

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