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Is it der, die oder das Airbag?


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

The word Airbag 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 Airbag?

How does the declension of Airbag 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 Airbag die Airbags
Genitive des Airbags der Airbags
Dative dem Airbag den Airbags
Akkusative den Airbag die Airbags

What is the meaning of Airbag in German?

Airbag is defined as:

[1] Technology: A sack in a vehicle that automatically fills with gas in the event of an impact in order to protect the occupants from injuries

[1] Technik: ein Sack in einem Fahrzeug, der sich bei einem Aufprall automatisch mit Gas füllt, um somit die Insassen vor Verletzungen zu schützen

How to use Airbag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Airbag with translations in English.

[1] „Airbags für Kopf, Front und die Seiten beruhigen zusätzlich, auch bei der zunächst zögerlichen Annäherung an die Höchstgeschwindigkeit. Die liegt bei 220 km/h.“

[1] "Airbags for the head, front and the sides also calm down, even with the initially hesitant rapprochement with the top speed that is 220 km/h."

[1] Obwohl die deutsche Sprache das englische Wort „Airbags“ für das „Aufprallkissen“ übernahm, ist es eine bereits 1951 von dem Münchner Erfinder Walter Linderer patentierte, deutsche Erfindung.

[1] Although the German language took over the English word "Airbags" for the "impact pillow", it is a German invention that was patented by the Munich inventor Walter Linderer in 1951

[1] „Seine Nase war vom Airbag blutig geschlagen.“

[1] "His nose was bloody from the airbag"

[1] „Ali reparierte ihre Autos, kümmerte sich um die Elektrik, montierte neue Airbags in ihre Limousinen.“

[1] "Ali repaired her cars, took care of the electrics, assembled new airbags in their limousine" "

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