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Is it der, die oder das Chemie?


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

The word Chemie 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 Chemie?

How does the declension of Chemie 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 Chemie die Chemien
Genitive der Chemie der Chemien
Dative der Chemie den Chemien
Akkusative die Chemie die Chemien

What is the meaning of Chemie in German?

Chemie has various definitions in German:

[1] Natural science that deals with the composition and properties of the substances and their changes

[1] Naturwissenschaft, die sich mit der Zusammensetzung und den Eigenschaften der Stoffe sowie deren Veränderungen befasst

[2] Training: School/study subject in which [1] is conveyed

[2] Ausbildung: Schul-/Studienfach, in dem [1] vermittelt wird

[3] colloquially: the interpersonal relationships, emotional fine -tuning

[3] umgangssprachlich: die zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen, emotionale Feinabstimmung

[4] colloquially, pejorative: fabric or product that was (presumably) synthetically manufactured and is therefore considered harmful to health

[4] umgangssprachlich, abwertend: Stoff oder Produkt, das (vermutlich) synthetisch hergestellt wurde und deswegen als gesundheitsschädlich angesehen wird

How to use Chemie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chemie with translations in English.

[1] Die Chemie ist die Wissenschaft von den Stoffen und den Stoffumsetzungen.

[1] Chemistry is the science of the substances and the fabric implementation

[1] Chemie ist das, was knallt und stinkt. (Schülerspruch)

[1] Chemistry is what pops and stinks (student saying)

[2] „Später, auf einem der Klassentreffen, zwanzig Jahre danach, fragten wir einander, wie wir es geschafft hatten, in Chemie nicht durchzufallen.“

[2] "Later, at one of the class reunions, twenty years later, we asked each other as we had managed to not go out in chemistry"

[2] „Er studiert zwar noch Chemie, hat aber nicht vor, jemals als Chemiker zu arbeiten.“

[2] "He is still studying chemistry, but does not plan to ever work as a chemist"

[3] Die Chemie im deutschsprachigen Wiktionary stimmt.

[3] The chemistry in German -speaking Wiktionary is right

[4] Das ist ja pure Chemie! Iss/Kauf das nicht!

[4] That's pure chemicals ISS/don't buy it!

[4] „So ein bisschen Chemie im Essen, daran war noch keiner gestorben, meinte er, und gerade mit Formlin müsste man doch eher den entgegengesetzen Effekt erzielen.“

[4] "Such a bit of chemistry in the food, nobody had died yet, he said, and with Formlin, one would have to achieve the opposite effect"

How do you pronounce Chemie?

Chemie (norddeutsch)

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