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Is it der, die oder das Benzinmotor?


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

The word Benzinmotor is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Benzinmotor?

How does the declension of Benzinmotor 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 Benzinmotor die Benzinmotoren
Genitive des Benzinmotors der Benzinmotoren
Dative dem Benzinmotor den Benzinmotoren
Akkusative den Benzinmotor die Benzinmotoren

What is the meaning of Benzinmotor in German?

Benzinmotor is defined as:

[1] Technology: combustion engine that is operated with gasoline

[1] Technik: Verbrennungsmotor, der mit Benzin betrieben wird

How to use Benzinmotor in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Benzinmotor with translations in English.

[1] Dieses Motorrad hat einen leistungsstarken Benzinmotor.

[1] This motorcycle has a powerful petrol engine

[1] „Um die Explosionsgefahr bei Benzin- und Gasolinmotoren zu verhindern, entschied sich die Germania-Werft für einen Petroleum- oder Ölmotor und sah bereits eine Anordnung der Kraftstoffbehälter im Außenschiff vor.“

[1] "In order to prevent the risk of explosion in petrol and gasolin engines, the Germania shipyard decided on a petroleum or oil engine and already saw an arrangement of the fuel containers in the outer ship"

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