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Is it der, die oder das Benzin?


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

The word Benzin 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 Benzin?

How does the declension of Benzin 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 Benzin die Benzine
Genitive des Benzins der Benzine
Dative dem Benzin den Benzinen
Akkusative das Benzin die Benzine

What is the meaning of Benzin in German?

Benzin is defined as:

[1] Chemistry, medicine, technology: an organic connection such as untreated petroleum distillate, one of the products and intermediate products that are used as fuel, solvent and extraction agents

[1] Chemie, Medizin, Technik: eine organische Verbindung wie unbehandeltes Erdöldestillat, eines der Produkte und Zwischenprodukte, die als Kraftstoffe, Lösungsmittel und Extraktionsmittel verwendet werden

How to use Benzin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Benzin with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe kein Benzin mehr im Tank.

[1] I have no more petrol in the tank

[1] „Unser Benzin reichte noch weit, und wir fuhren los.“

[1] "Our petrol still extended and we drove"

[1] „Willst du dich von etwas trennen / Dann musst du es verbrennen / Willst du es nie wieder sehen / Lass es schwimmen in Benzin“

[1] "Do you want to separate yourself from something / then you have to burn it / do you never want to see it again / Let it swim in petrol"

[1] „Er hatte sicherlich Benzin geladen.“

[1] "He certainly had gasoline"

[1] „Am Mittwochmittag ist sie beim Spülen, als ihr einfällt, dass es auf dem Schöning-Grundstück im Schuppen wahrscheinlich Benzin gegeben hatte.“

[1] "On Wednesday afternoon she was rinsing when she can think of that there was probably petrol on the Schöning property in the scales"

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Pictures or photos of Benzin

[1] Plastikkanister zur Lagerung und zum Transport von Benzin (Urheber: BrokenSphere)
[1] Plastikkanister zur Lagerung und zum Transport von Benzin (Urheber: BrokenSphere)

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