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Is it der, die oder das Biokraftstoff?


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

The word Biokraftstoff 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 Biokraftstoff?

How does the declension of Biokraftstoff 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 Biokraftstoff die Biokraftstoffe
Genitive des Biokraftstoffs des Biokraftstoffes der Biokraftstoffe
Dative dem Biokraftstoff den Biokraftstoffen
Akkusative den Biokraftstoff die Biokraftstoffe

What is the meaning of Biokraftstoff in German?

Biokraftstoff is defined as:

[1] fuel that was made from renewable raw materials

[1] Kraftstoff, der aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen hergestellt wurde

How to use Biokraftstoff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Biokraftstoff with translations in English.

[1] „Absatz von Biokraftstoffen geht deutschlandweit deutlich zurück.“

[1] "Paragraph of biofuels goes back a lot throughout Germany"

[1] „Die Produktion von Biokraftstoff, der aus Palmöl, Weizen, Mais oder Zuckerrüben hergestellt wird, führt zu massiven Entwaldungen in Südostasien.“

[1] "The production of biofuel, which is made from palm oil, wheat, corn or sugar beet, leads to massive deforestation in Southeast Asia" "

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