"Das Thema der Ausstellung"

Translation:The subject of the exhibition

September 11, 2014



shouldn't be 'The exhibition's topic' be accepted as well?

October 19, 2014


What is an exhibition?

September 11, 2014


Eine Ausstellung.

September 13, 2014


It's normally an event in a museum or a gallery where they show pieces of art like sculpures, paintings or (depending on the type of museum) other things like special old cars or whatever.

September 13, 2014


The theme of the exhibition shouldn't be accepted?

April 11, 2017


It should be. And it is.

July 9, 2019


The definition of Ausstellung in this case is "exhibition." Another definition for Ausstellung is "showed." Can anyone explain why a word can mean two completely different things?

April 25, 2017


"showed" IMO doesn't make sense.
But "a word meaning two completely different things" is not that uncommon:
German "Bank": bank (financial institution); bench.
English "tear": watery secretion from the eyes; verb: to rip, to crack
English "kind": noun: sort; adjective: nice, friendly

April 25, 2017


Isn't "The theme of the exhibition" better? I think it fits better.

April 27, 2019


It was accepted, now. (16. Aug. 2019)

August 16, 2019


How commonly is genitive used in German? My understanding is it's mostly restricted to formal written/literary German these days.

Would this be: Das Thema von der Ausstellung in coversational German?

April 22, 2015


"Das Thema der Ausstellung" is just as much genitive as "das Thema von der Ausstellung". You could say both, no problem. I'd actually say that the second might be more common in conversational German, like telling your friends about it, the first one could be considered more elegant and would be more common in literature.

July 8, 2015


Gramatically, "das Thema von der Ausstellung" isn't genitive. It is dative because the preposition "von" needs "der Austellung" to be in dative. The description of the application is correct, though.

July 10, 2015


Thank you for correcting me. And that should be a lesson to all who are learning German: Even a lot of Germans can't distinguish their own grammatical cases ;-)

July 10, 2015


Would like to know this to.

June 8, 2015


"Die Professorin kennt alle Ausstellungen." was translated as "The professor knows all the fairs." Here it won't accept "The subject of the fair."

July 12, 2017


Report it.

April 17, 2019


what about "des"? why not: "Das Thema des Ausstellung"? why "der"?

June 23, 2018


Because "Ausstellung" is feminine. For fem. nouns the genitive article is "der". For a neuter or masculine noun "des" would be correct in genitive case.

June 23, 2018
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