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Is it der, die oder das Altlast?


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

The word Altlast 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 Altlast?

How does the declension of Altlast 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 Altlast die Altlasten
Genitive der Altlast der Altlasten
Dative der Altlast den Altlasten
Akkusative die Altlast die Altlasten

What is the meaning of Altlast in German?

Altlast has various definitions in German:

[1] Local, health or environmentally hazardous substances that have arisen from human influence

[1] übriggebliebene, gesundheits- oder umweltgefährdende Substanzen die durch menschliches Einwirken entstanden sind

[2] Area, area or terrain that is contaminated or contaminated with health or environmentally hazardous material and is therefore no longer used, or only to a limited extent

[2] Gebiet, Areal oder Terrain, das mit gesundheits- oder umweltgefährdendem Material belastet beziehungsweise verseucht ist und dadurch nicht mehr, oder nur eingeschränkt, nutzbar ist

How to use Altlast in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altlast with translations in English.

[1] Die Weide ist durch die Altlasten der Mülldeponie verseucht.

[1] The pasture is contaminated by the contaminated sites of the landfill

[1] Das Grundwasser hier ist durch die Altlasten der längst stillgelegten Chemiefabrik belastet.

[1] The groundwater here is due to the contaminated sites of the long -lived chemical factory

[2] Die Weide ist wegen der Mülldeponie eine Altlast.

[2] The pasture is an Altlastä because of the landfill

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