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Is it der, die oder das Asphalt?


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

The word Asphalt 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 Asphalt?

How does the declension of Asphalt 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 Asphalt die Asphalte
Genitive des Asphaltes des Asphalts der Asphalte
Dative dem Asphalt dem Asphalte den Asphalten
Akkusative den Asphalt die Asphalte

What is the meaning of Asphalt in German?

Asphalt is defined as:

[1] A natural or technically produced mixture of bitumen and minerals used in road construction

[1] eine natürliche oder technisch hergestellte Mischung aus Bitumen und Mineralstoffen, die im Straßenbau verwendet wird

How to use Asphalt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Asphalt with translations in English.

[1] Die Straße wird mit Asphalt befestigt.

[1] The road is attached to asphalt

[1] Der Straßenbelag besteht aus Asphalt.

[1] The road surface consists of asphalt

[1] „Daníel erklärte mir, dass es zwei Sorten Asphalt gibt.“[3]

[1] "Daníel explained me that there are two varieties asphalt" [3]

[1] „Auf dem Asphalt sind dunkle Blutspuren.“[4]

[1] "On the asphalt are dark blood traces of blood" [4]

[1] „Wir hielten an, stiegen aus; die Ausflügler verteilten sich auf den wenigen Quadratmetern Asphalt und zückten die Apparate.“[5]

[1] "We stopped, rose out of the excursor distributed on the few square meters of asphalt and zückten the apparatusions" [5]

[1] „Als sie vor das Landgericht tritt, hat die Sonne sich in eine Wolkenlücke geschoben und lässt den nassen Asphalt silbrig glänzen.“[6]

[1] "When you step in front of the district court, the sun has pushed into a cloud gap and lets the wet asphalt silvery shine" [6]

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Pictures or photos of Asphalt

[1] verwitterter Straßenasphalt
[1] verwitterter Straßenasphalt

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