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Is it der, die oder das Chaos?


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

The word Chaos 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 Chaos?

How does the declension of Chaos 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 Chaos
Genitive des Chaos
Dative dem Chaos
Akkusative das Chaos

What is the meaning of Chaos in German?

Chaos has various definitions in German:

[1] Condition of the disorder

[1] Zustand der Unordnung

[2] originally, depending on the teaching of creation of the poets, among other things: original state before the origin of the earth, unhappy lumps of the disordered elements, disordered primeval substances, immeasurable emptiness, empty space, the immeasurity of the large space

[2] ursprünglich, je nach der Schöpfungslehre der Dichter unter anderem: Urzustand vor Entstehung der Erde, unförmlicher Klumpen der ungeordneten Elemente, ungeordneter Urstoff, unermessliche Leere, leerer Raum, die Unermesslichkeit des großen Raumes

[3] Mathematics, physics: a state of non -linear, dynamic systems, subject of chaos research

[3] Mathematik, Physik: ein Zustand nichtlinearer, dynamischer Systeme, Gegenstand der Chaosforschung

[4] Emergency theory: Chasphase in the case of operational situations due to a lack of a management structure or a lack of position.

[4] Einsatzlehre: Chaosphase bei Einsatzlagen aufgrund einer fehlenden Führungsstruktur oder eines fehlenden Lagebildes

[5] Management teaching: Term when looking at the transition from balance in imbalance

[5] Managementlehre: Begriff bei der Betrachtung des Übergangs von Gleichgewicht in Ungleichgewicht

How to use Chaos in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chaos with translations in English.

[1] „Es war da ein Gefühl oder, richtiger gesagt, ein ganzes Chaos von Gefühlen, in dem ich mich naturgemäß verirren mußte.“

[1] "There was a feeling or, more correctly, a whole chaos of feelings in which I naturally had to get lost"

[1] „Die spottlustigen Polen - an Chaos gewöhnt - machten sich lustig darüber, wie schwierig es gewesen sei, stets die richtige Flagge aufzuziehen und nicht zu vergessen, die des anderen Staatsgastes wieder einzuholen.“

[1] "The spotted Poland - used to chaos - made fun of how difficult it was to always open the right flag and not to forget to catch up with that of the other state guest"

[1] „Als wir fünf Jahre nach der Katastrophe durch New Orleans spazieren, ist das größte Chaos beseitigt.“

[1] "When we walk through New Orleans five years after the disaster, the greatest chaos is eliminated"

[1] „So scheint auch hinter den Kulissen des Weißen Hauses das proklamierte Chaos eingezogen zu sein.“

[1] "So the proclaimed chaos appears to be moved in behind the scenes of the White House"

[1, 3–5] „Wenn wir genau hinsehen, finden wir überall um uns herum Chaos.“

[1, 3–5] "If we look closely, we find chaosä everywhere around us"

[2] „Was ist Chaos? Es ist jene Ordnung die man bei der Erschaffung der Welt zerstört hat.“

[2] "What is chaos service it is the order that has been destroyed in the creation of the world"

[2] „Es ist das Chaos. Daß mit diesem Worte nichts anderes als gerade dieser Raum gemeint ist, zeigt sich darin, daß in den nachfolgenden Versen Hesiods (v. 12 3 ff.) aus dem Chaos Nacht und Tag entstehen.“

[2] "It is the chaosa that this word means nothing other than this space is shown by the fact that in the subsequent verses of Hesiode (v. 12 3 ff.) Night and day arise."

[4] „Das Chaos hat eben auch seine Vorzüge.“

[4] "The chaos also has its advantages"

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Pictures or photos of Chaos

[1] Chaos im Wohnzimmer
[1] Chaos im Wohnzimmer
[1] Chaos nach einem Erdbeben (Haiti, 2010)
[1] Chaos nach einem Erdbeben (Haiti, 2010)

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