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Is it der, die oder das Aluminium?


The correct article in German of Aluminium is das. So it is das Aluminium! (nominative case)

The word Aluminium is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Aluminium?

How does the declension of Aluminium 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 das Aluminium
Genitive des Aluminiums
Dative dem Aluminium
Akkusative das Aluminium

What is the meaning of Aluminium in German?

Aluminium is defined as:

[1] Chemistry: chemical element diet silver white, easily formable light metal

[1] Chemie: chemisches Element; silberweißes, leicht formbares Leichtmetall

How to use Aluminium in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aluminium with translations in English.

[1] Aluminium ist ein wichtiger Baustoff.

[1] Aluminum is an important building material

[1] Die kostengünstige Herstellung von Energie lässt in Island Aluminiumhütten entstehen, denn zur Verhüttung von Aluminium werden riesige Mengen an Strom verbraucht.

[1] The cost -effective production of energy creates aluminum huts in Iceland, because huge amounts of electricity are used to smelt aluminum

How do you pronounce Aluminium?

Aluminium (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Aluminium

[1] zerknüllte Aluminiumfolie
[1] zerknüllte Aluminiumfolie

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