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Is it der, die oder das Vorsprung?


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

The word Vorsprung 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 Vorsprung?

How does the declension of Vorsprung 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 Vorsprung die Vorsprünge
Genitive des Vorsprungs des Vorsprunges der Vorsprünge
Dative dem Vorsprung dem Vorsprunge den Vorsprüngen
Akkusative den Vorsprung die Vorsprünge

What is the meaning of Vorsprung in German?

Vorsprung has various definitions in German:

[1] Sport: Spatial or temporal distance that you are in front of a competitor

[1] Sport: räumliche oder zeitliche Entfernung, die man vor einem Konkurrenten ist

[2] Translated: qualitative distance, better point of view compared to someone else

[2] übertragen: qualitativer Abstand, besserer Standpunkt gegenüber jemand anderem

[3] Architecture: Something that protrudes or stands out from an area of ​​a building (usually intends)

[3] Architektur: etwas, das aus einer Fläche eines Bauwerks (in der Regel beabsichtigt) herausragt oder heraussteht

[4] Geology: Something that protrudes or stands out from an area of ​​a mountain in the landscape

[4] Geologie: etwas, das aus einer Fläche eines Berges in der Landschaft herausragt oder heraussteht

How to use Vorsprung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Vorsprung with translations in English.

[1] Er hatte einen so großen Vorsprung, das Rennen konnte er kaum noch verlieren.

[1] He had such a big lead, he could hardly lose the race

[2] Der technologische Vorsprung Deutschlands gegenüber China wird allmählich kleiner.

[2] Germany's technological advantage towards China is gradually becoming smaller

[2] Das Ergebnis der Präsidentschaftswahl war überraschend klar, während Obama in Umfragen davor nur einen winzigen Vorsprung hatte.

[2] The result of the presidential election was surprisingly clear, while Obama had only a tiny lead in surveys before

[2] „Denn auch die Vermeidung von Unfällen kann Vorsprung durch Technik sein.“

[2] "Because the avoidance of accidents can also lead through technology"

[3, 4] Ich kletterte an einem Vorsprung entlang, der guten Halt gab.

[3, 4] I climbed along a lead, the good hold Gabä

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