Simple question. Is the word "Entschleunigung" in the genitive case? So the genitive case does not require -s or -es when not accompanied by a definite or indefinite article?

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That's a good question. First of all, we should note that the genitive doesn't always require an -s or -es, just for the masculine and neuter genders. The feminine gender (to which Entschleunigung belongs) does not.

Secondly, this is a construction called the partitive. It shows up in other common situations, like the following:

Ein Glas Wein
Eine Tasse Kaffee
Eine Art Entschuldigung

As you'll note from the link, the actual case of the second noun in a partitive pair is actually not set in stone, although without any adjective it's essentially just nominative. It can also match the case of the first noun, or appear in genitive.

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