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Is it der, die oder das Atom?


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

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

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 Atom?

How does the declension of Atom 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 Atom die Atome
Genitive des Atoms der Atome
Dative dem Atom den Atomen
Akkusative das Atom die Atome

What is the meaning of Atom in German?

Atom is defined as:

[1] Smallest, no longer chemically divided particle with a balanced electrical charge

[1] kleinstes, nicht mehr chemisch weiter teilbares Teilchen mit ausgeglichener elektrischer Ladung

How to use Atom in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Atom with translations in English.

[1] „Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefasste Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom.“ - Albert Einstein

[1] "It is more difficult to smash a preconceived opinion than an atomic" - Albert Einstein

[1] Ein Atom besteht aus Atomhülle und Atomkern; der Kern besteht aus Nukleonen, die Hülle aus Elektronen.

[1] An atom consists of atomic shell and atomic cereal The core consists of nucleon, the cover of electronic

[1] „Früher hatte man jedes Atom für ein Sonnensystem im kleinen gehalten, das aus einem Kern bestand, der von kreisenden Elektronen umgeben war und die Sphärenharmonie in mikroskopischem Maßstab widerspiegelte.“

[1] "In the past, every atom had been kept on a small scale that consisted of a core that was surrounded by circular electrons and the spherical harmony reflected on a microscopic scale"

How do you pronounce Atom?

Atom (Österreich)

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