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Is it der, die oder das Alkohol?


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

The word Alkohol is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Alkohol?

How does the declension of Alkohol 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 Alkohol die Alkohole
Genitive des Alkohols der Alkohole
Dative dem Alkohol den Alkoholen
Akkusative den Alkohol die Alkohole

What is the meaning of Alkohol in German?

Alkohol is defined as:

[1] no plural: common name for ethanol

[1] kein Plural: gängige Bezeichnung für Ethanol

[a] special and short for drink containing ethanol; drinking alcohol

[a] speziell und kurz für Getränk, welches Ethanol enthält; Trinkalkohol

How to use Alkohol in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alkohol with translations in English.

[1] In diesem Bier sind 5 % Alkohol enthalten.

[1] This beer contains 5% alcohol.

[1] „Alkohol ist überall im Norden ein Reizthema, zwischen magnetischer Anziehung und Verteufelung gibt es hier selten einen vernünftigen Mittelweg.“[2]

[1] "Alcohol is a hot topic everywhere in the north, there is seldom a reasonable middle ground between magnetic attraction and demonization." [2]

[1] „Oft sind Alkohol und Drogen im Spiel.“[3]

[1] “Alcohol and drugs are often involved” [3]

[1a] Ich habe gestern zu viel Alkohol getrunken.

[1a] I drank too much alcohol yesterday.

[1a] „Mir ist Alkohol nicht so wichtig, ich trinke ihn selten.“[4]

[1a] "Alcohol is not so important to me, I rarely drink it" [4]

[1] „Im Ernst: Zu viel Alkohol ist schädlich für Körper und Geist.“[5]

[1] "Seriously: Too much alcohol is harmful to body and mind." [5]

[2] Glycerin ist ein dreiwertiger Alkohol.

[2] Glycerin is a trihydric alcohol.

[2] „Alkohol ist zwar für die Gesundheit des Menschen schädlich, für viele Krankheitserreger ist er dagegen absolut tödlich.“[6]

[2] "Alcohol is harmful to human health, but for many pathogens it is absolutely deadly." [6]

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Pictures or photos of Alkohol

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