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Is it der, die oder das Wahl?


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

The word Wahl 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 Wahl?

How does the declension of Wahl 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 Wahl die Wahlen
Genitive der Wahl der Wahlen
Dative der Wahl den Wahlen
Akkusative die Wahl die Wahlen

What is the meaning of Wahl in German?

Wahl has various definitions in German:

[1] Decision between two or more options

[1] Entscheidung zwischen zwei oder mehreren Möglichkeiten

[2] Politics: The coordination of who may occupy or exercise certain offices or bodies also also via individual subject topics

[2] Politik: das Abstimmen darüber, wer bestimmte Ämter oder Gremien besetzen beziehungsweise ausüben darf, auch über einzelne Sachthemen

[3] A quality level

[3] eine Qualitätsstufe

How to use Wahl in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Wahl with translations in English.

[1] Heute habe ich die Wahl: Spaghetti oder Pommes?

[1] Today I have the choice: spaghetti or fried service

[2] Wir hielten heute in der Schule eine Wahl zum Amt des Klassensprechers ab.

[2] Today we held an election as a class spokesman at school

[2] Bei der Wahl 2002 siegte die SPD, gefolgt von der CDU.

The SPD won at the 2002 election, followed by the CDUE

[2] „Im Frühling 1921 fanden dreie Wahlen zur Mationalversammlung des Freistaats statt.“

[2] "In spring 1921, three elections were found for the Mational Assembly of the Free State"

[3] Die Weintrauben sind erste Wahl.

[3] The grapes are first election

How do you pronounce Wahl?

Wahl (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Wahl

[2] Wahl in Afghanistan
[2] Wahl in Afghanistan

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