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Is it der, die oder das Blockheizkraftwerk?


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

The word Blockheizkraftwerk is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Blockheizkraftwerk?

How does the declension of Blockheizkraftwerk 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 Blockheizkraftwerk die Blockheizkraftwerke
Genitive des Blockheizkraftwerks des Blockheizkraftwerkes der Blockheizkraftwerke
Dative dem Blockheizkraftwerk den Blockheizkraftwerken
Akkusative das Blockheizkraftwerk die Blockheizkraftwerke

What is the meaning of Blockheizkraftwerk in German?

Blockheizkraftwerk is defined as:

[1] According to the principle of power-heat coupling or heat-power-coupling, the system that gains heat and electrical energy

[1] nach dem Prinzip der Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung oder Wärme-Kraft-Kopplung arbeitende Anlage, die Wärme und elektrische Energie gewinnt

How to use Blockheizkraftwerk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blockheizkraftwerk with translations in English.

[1] „Zwei Blockheizkraftwerke wandeln das Biogas in Strom um; die Menge reicht aus, um rund 4000 Haushalte permanent zu versorgen.“

[1] "Two combined heat and power plants convert the biogas into electricity.

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