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Is it der, die oder das Asthma?


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

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

Asthma is used in a popular way for bronchial asthma (asthma bronchial)

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 Asthma?

How does the declension of Asthma 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 Asthma
Genitive des Asthmas
Dative dem Asthma
Akkusative das Asthma

What is the meaning of Asthma in German?

Asthma is defined as:

[1] Medicine: Chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract, which usually leads to shortness of breath

[1] Medizin: chronische Entzündung der Atemwege, die meist zu Atemnot führt

How to use Asthma in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Asthma with translations in English.

[1] Plötzlich auftretende Attacken von Atemnot nennt man Asthma.

[1] Suddenly occurring attacks by breath shortness is called asthmea

[1] Durch bestimmte Atemtechniken und Vermeidung spezieller Stoffe ist Asthma meistens gut behandelbar.

[1] Due to certain breathing techniques and avoiding special substances, asthma is usually well treated

[1] Typische Symptome von Asthma sind Kurzatmigkeit, Husten und Erstickungsgefühle.

[1] Typical symptoms of asthma are shortness of breath, cough and suffocation feelings

[1] Wer Asthma hat, sollte sich im Herbst gegen Grippe impfen lassen.

[1] Anyone who has asthma should be vaccinated against flu in autumn

[1] „Allergisches Asthma bildet sich meist im Kindes- und Jugendalter.“

[1] "Allergic asthma usually forms in childhood and adolescence"

[1] „Beim nicht-allergischen Asthma können Infekte, Rauchen, Duftstoffe, Schadstoffe oder körperliche Belastung zu ein Verengung der Bronchen führen.“

[1] "In the case of non-allergic asthma, infections, smoking, fragrances, pollutants or physical stress can lead to a narrowing of the bronches"

[1] „Bauernkinder leiden seltener an Allergien und Asthma.“

[1] "Farmers suffer less frequently from allergies and asthmea"

[1] „Thorsten leidet, wie etwa fünf Prozent der Erwachsenen und zehn Prozent der Kinder in Deutschland, unter Asthma bronchiale – vereinfachend auch nur Asthma genannt.“

[1] "Thorsten suffers, like about five percent of adults and ten percent of children in Germany, under asthma bronchial - simplified only asthma"

[1] „[…] bei der Entstehung von Asthma spielen viele Faktoren eine Rolle.“

[1] "[…] When creating asthma, many factors play a role"

[1] „Raucher [haben] ein signifikant höheres Risiko, an Asthma, Tuberkulose, Lungenentzündung, Bronchitis oder einer krankhaften Aufblähung der Lunge (Emphysem) zu erkranken.“

[1] "Smokers have a significantly higher risk of developing asthma, tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis or a pathological inflation of the lungs (emphysema)"

[1] „In der Tat gibt es Hinweise, dass […] Asthma […] zu einem schweren COVID-19 Krankheitsverlauf führen [kann].“

[1] "In fact, there is indications that […] asthma […] lead to a severe covid-19 course of the disease.

[1] „Experten setzen [Anmerkung: das Medikament] Acarizax inzwischen auch bei Stauballergikern ein, die noch kein Asthma entwickelt haben, um ein Fortschreiten zu verhindern.“

[1] "Experts use [Note: The Medicine] Acarizax in the meantime also among dust allergy sufferers who have not yet developed asthma to prevent progression"

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[1] Eine Behandlungsmöglichkeit bei Asthma ist Inhalieren von Medikamenten.
[1] Eine Behandlungsmöglichkeit bei Asthma ist Inhalieren von Medikamenten.

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