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Is it der, die oder das Unterhaltung?


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

The word Unterhaltung 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 Unterhaltung?

How does the declension of Unterhaltung 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 Unterhaltung die Unterhaltungen
Genitive der Unterhaltung der Unterhaltungen
Dative der Unterhaltung den Unterhaltungen
Akkusative die Unterhaltung die Unterhaltungen

What is the meaning of Unterhaltung in German?

Unterhaltung has various definitions in German:

[1] The maintenance, material or financial support

[1] der Unterhalt, die materielle oder finanzielle Unterstützung

[2] The pastime, the amusement, edification

[2] der Zeitvertreib, die Belustigung, Erbauung

[3] The maintenance, maintenance, the maintenance of the company

[3] die Wartung, Instandhaltung, die Aufrechterhaltung des Betriebes

[4] Situation in which several people talk to each other

[4] Situation, in der mehrere Personen miteinander sprechen

How to use Unterhaltung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Unterhaltung with translations in English.

[1] Die Unterhaltung des Hundes kostet mich viel Geld.

[1] The entertainment of the dog costs me a lot of money

[2] Eine beliebte Musikgruppe wird für Unterhaltung sorgen.

[2] A popular music group is becoming entertainment

[2] „Für Unterhaltung bei den Gastmählern sorgten vor allem die Barden (…): Dichter und Sänger, die ihre Heldengesänge meist in Begleitung einer Harfe vortrugen.“[1]

[2] "For entertainment with the guests, the bards (...) were mainly due to the bards (...): poets and singers, who mostly introduced their heroic songs accompanied by a harp?" [1]

[3] Die Zahlungen für die Unterhaltung und Wartung der Aggregate müssen reduziert werden.

[3] The payments for entertainment and maintenance of aggregates must be reduced.

[4] Ich hatte eben eine interessante Unterhaltung mit einem Politiker.

[4] I had an interesting entertainment with a politician

[4] „Während der Unterhaltung hatte man den Wein weiter die Runde machen lassen.“[2]

[4] "During the entertainment you had the wine had to do the lap," [2]

[4] „Die Unterhaltung verstummte den ganzen Abend über nicht für einen Augenblick und bewegte sich vornehmlich um politische Neuigkeiten.“[3]

[4] "The entertainment did not stop all the evening for a moment and moved primarily to political news" [3]

How do you pronounce Unterhaltung?

Unterhaltung (Österreich)

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