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Is it der, die oder das Biotechnologie?


The correct article in German of Biotechnologie is die. So it is die Biotechnologie! (nominative case)

The word Biotechnologie is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Biotechnologie?

How does the declension of Biotechnologie 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 die Biotechnologie
Genitive der Biotechnologie
Dative der Biotechnologie
Akkusative die Biotechnologie

What is the meaning of Biotechnologie in German?

Biotechnologie is defined as:

[1] Science of the technical use of microorganisms, vegetable or animal cell cultures or enzymes for product extraction or for fabric reduction

[1] Wissenschaft des technischen Einsatzes von Mikroorganismen, pflanzlichen oder tierischen Zellkulturen oder Enzymen zur Produktgewinnung oder zum Stoffabbau

How to use Biotechnologie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Biotechnologie with translations in English.

[1] Mittels der modernen Methoden der Biotechnologie werden heute vielerlei Arzneistoffe gewonnen.

[1] Using the modern methods of biotechnology, many drugs are obtained today

[1] Die meisten Biotech-Unternehmen sind in der medizinischen Biotechnologie aktiv.

[1] Most biotech companies are active in medical biotechnology

[1] „Im Bereich der industriellen Biotechnologie liegt ein Schwerpunkt auf umweltfreundlicheren Verfahren und Produkten, zum Beispiel durch Entwicklung von Biochemikalien, Ersatz von konventionellen Kunststoffen oder Einsatz von Enzymen und Mikroorganismen bei der Produktion oder zum Schadstoffabbau.“

[1] "In the field of industrial biotechnology, there is a focus on environmentally friendly processes and products, for example through the development of biochemicals, replacement of conventional plastics or the use of enzymes and microorganisms in production or for pollutant mining"

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