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Is it der, die oder das Ursprung?


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

The word Ursprung 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 Ursprung?

How does the declension of Ursprung 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 Ursprung die Ursprünge
Genitive des Ursprunges des Ursprungs der Ursprünge
Dative dem Ursprung dem Ursprunge den Ursprüngen
Akkusative den Ursprung die Ursprünge

What is the meaning of Ursprung in German?

Ursprung has various definitions in German:

[1] Time, place or material from which something has emerged

[1] Zeitpunkt, Ort oder Material, aus dem etwas hervorgegangen ist

[2] Mathematics: intersection of the coordinate axes

[2] Mathematik: Schnittpunkt der Koordinatenachsen

How to use Ursprung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ursprung with translations in English.

[1] Der Ursprung der Sprachen liegt im Dunkeln.

[1] The origin of languages ​​lies in the dark

[1] „Sie ist eine geborene Grönländerin, was bedeutet, dass sich einige friesische und dänische Einflüsse mit den asiatischen Ursprüngen mischen.“

[1] "She is a born Greenlander, which means that some Frisian and Danish influences with the Asian origins mix" "

[1] „Als hingebungsvoller Naturforscher hatte er ein noch weit größeres Problem, nämlich die riesigen Beweislücken, die zwischen seinen Ideen vom Ursprung der Sprache klafften, wiewohl sie es doch war, die das menschliche Verhalten so grundlegend von jedem tierischen unterschied.“

[1] "As a devoted natural scientist, he had a much bigger problem, namely the huge gaps in evidence that gaped between his ideas from the origin of the language, although it was the person who was so fundamentally different from every animal difference"

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