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Is it der, die oder das Calcium?


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

The word Calcium 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 Calcium?

How does the declension of Calcium 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 Calcium
Genitive des Calciums
Dative dem Calcium
Akkusative das Calcium

What is the meaning of Calcium in German?

Calcium is defined as:

[1] Specialized language, chemistry: chemical element with the order number 20, which belongs to the group of earth -alkalimetals

[1] fachsprachlich, Chemie: chemisches Element mit der Ordnungszahl 20, das zur Gruppe der Erdalkalimetalle gehört

How to use Calcium in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Calcium with translations in English.

[1] Calcium ist Bestandteil der Knochen.

[1] Calcium is part of the bone

[1] „Voraussetzung dafür, dass Calcium in größeren Mengen vom Körper aufgenommen werden kann, ist eine ausreichende Versorgung mit Vitamin D3.“

[1] "A prerequisite for calcium can be absorbed by the body in larger quantities is sufficient supply of vitamin D3e" "

[1] „Für den Menschen stellen Calcium und Phosphor Nährstoffe dar, deren Zufuhr lebensnotwendig ist.“

[1] "For humans, calcium and phosphorus represent nutrients whose supply is vital"

[1] „Fluorid aber wird große Bedeutung beigemessen: Der Stoff unterstützt den Körper dabei, Calcium und andere Mineralien in den Zahnschmelz einzubauen, und beugt so Karies vor.“

[1] "Fluoride, however, is given great importance: the fabric supports the body in incorporating calcium and other minerals into the tooth enamel, and so prevents caries in advance"

How do you pronounce Calcium?

Calcium (Österreich)

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