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Is it der, die oder das Betäubungsmittel?


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

The word Betäubungsmittel 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 Betäubungsmittel?

How does the declension of Betäubungsmittel 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 Betäubungsmittel die Betäubungsmittel
Genitive des Betäubungsmittels der Betäubungsmittel
Dative dem Betäubungsmittel den Betäubungsmitteln
Akkusative das Betäubungsmittel die Betäubungsmittel

What is the meaning of Betäubungsmittel in German?

Betäubungsmittel has various definitions in German:

[1] Substance with which people or animals can be numb

[1] Substanz, mit der man Menschen oder Tiere betäuben kann

[2] Substance with potential for abuse, which causes a lively or calmed condition in humans

[2] Substanz mit Missbrauchspotential, die beim Menschen einen angeregten oder beruhigten Zustand hervorruft

How to use Betäubungsmittel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betäubungsmittel with translations in English.

[1] Früher wurde in der Medizin Lachgas als Betäubungsmittel verwendet.

[1] In the past, laughing gas was used as an anesthetic in medicine

[1] „Mr. Mullins und Josey und Doktor Smoaks mußten sich alle drei auf sie setzen und sie festhalten, während er mit der Nadel zustach und ihr das Betäubungsmittel einspritzte.“

[1] "MRO Mullins and Josey and Doctor Smoaks had to sit on them and hold them on while he was injecting with the needle and injecting the narcotics."

[1, 2] „Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg entfernten sich in Deutschland und der Schweiz durch die Betäubungsmittel-Gleichstellungsverordnungen die juristische und medizinische Bedeutung des Begriffes Betäubungsmittel voneinander.“

[1, 2] "After the Second World War, the narcotics of equalization regulations removed the legal and medical importance of the term narcotics from each other"

[2] „Eine Erlaubnis zum Umgang mit Betäubungsmitteln der Anlage I, worunter auch weit verbreitete Betäubungsmittel wie Cannabisprodukte, LSD, Heroin (Diamorphin) fallen, ist praktisch nicht möglich.“

[2] "A permit to deal with narcotics of Appendix I, including widespread narcotics such as cannabis products, LSD, heroin (Diamorphin), is practically not possible"

[2] „Zu den Rauschgiften oder Betäubungsmitteln zählt man eine Reihe von Drogen pflanzlicher Herkunft. Die bekanntesten Rauschgifte sind Opium, gewonnen aus der Mohnpflanze, und seine Inhaltsstoffe (wie Morphium) und Abkömmlinge (wie Heroin, Kodein), Kokain […], Haschisch […] und Meskalin.“

[2] “One of the intoxicating or narcotics includes a number of drugs of vegetable origin. Hashish […] and mescaline. "

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