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Is it der, die oder das Ruhm?


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

The word Ruhm 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 Ruhm?

How does the declension of Ruhm 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 Ruhm
Genitive des Ruhms des Ruhmes
Dative dem Ruhm dem Ruhme
Akkusative den Ruhm

What is the meaning of Ruhm in German?

Ruhm is defined as:

[1] Highly awareness and recognition because of a positive achievement

[1] hohe Bekanntheit und Anerkennung wegen einer positiven Leistung

How to use Ruhm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ruhm with translations in English.

[1] Er fühlte sich unglücklich und all sein Ruhm und all seine Macht waren ihm nichts mehr wert.

[1] He felt unhappy and all of his fame and all his power was no longer worth it

[1] „Diese Orchesterduelle, die den Ruhm des Lokals ausmachen, sind eine obligatorische Station für Bandleader, die sich in Kennerkreisen einen Namen machen wollen.“

[1] "This orchestra duelle, which make up the fame of the restaurant, are an mandatory station for band leaders that want to make a name for themselves in skill circles"

[1] „Der Ruhm stieg aber Annette nicht zu Kopf; ihre Freundin Sibylle vergaß sie darüber mitnichten.“

[1] "The fame but Annette did not rise to audana her friend Sibylle forgot her about it"

[1] „Nicht einmal die Aussicht auf Ruhm hatte ihn seine Ängste überwinden lassen.“

[1] "Not even the prospect of fame had let him overcome his fears"

[1] „Canetti hat zeitlebens ein gespaltenes Verhältnis zum Ruhm.“

[1] "Canetti has a split relationship with the fame" throughout his life "

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