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Is it der, die oder das Atmung?


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

The word Atmung 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 Atmung?

How does the declension of Atmung 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 Atmung
Genitive der Atmung
Dative der Atmung
Akkusative die Atmung

What is the meaning of Atmung in German?

Atmung has various definitions in German:

[1] Physiology: Process in which a living being sucks air into the respiratory organs and expels stale air

[1] Physiologie: Vorgang, bei dem ein Lebewesen Luft in die Atmungsorgane einsaugt und verbrauchte Luft ausstößt

[2] Physiology, in a broader sense: chemical process in which an energy-containing substance is converted with the help of a second substance (for example oxygen) in order to chemically store energy in the body

[2] Physiologie, im weiteren Sinn: chemischer Vorgang, bei dem ein energiehaltiger Stoff mit Hilfe eines zweiten Stoffes (zum Beispiel von Sauerstoff) umgesetzt wird, um Energie im Körper chemisch zu speichern

How to use Atmung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Atmung with translations in English.

[1] Atmung ist lebensnotwendig.

[1] Breathing is essential for life

[1] Da keine Atmung des Patienten feststellbar war, wurde er beatmet.

[1] Since the patient was not breathing, he was ventilated

[1] Die Atmung des Patienten war flach und zu schnell.

[1] The patient's breathing was shallow and too fast.

[2] … die zelluläre Energieerzeugung durch chemische Atmung in Mitochondrien ist membranständig.[1]

[2] ... cellular energy generation through chemical respiration in mitochondria is membrane-bound. [1]

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