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Is it der, die oder das Dampf?


The correct article in German of Dampf is der. So it is der Dampf! (nominative case)

The word Dampf is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Dampf?

How does the declension of Dampf 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 der Dampf die Dämpfe
Genitive des Dampfs des Dampfes der Dämpfe
Dative dem Dampf dem Dampfe den Dämpfen
Akkusative den Dampf die Dämpfe

What is the meaning of Dampf in German?

Dampf has various definitions in German:

[1] Gas, which is usually still in contact with the liquid or fixed phase, from which it emerged

[1] Gas, das meist noch in Kontakt mit der flüssigen beziehungsweise festen Phase steht, aus der es hervorgegangen ist

[2] Collection of finely distributed fluid drops in a gas

[2] Ansammlung feinverteilter Flüssigkeitstropfen in einem Gas

[3] colloquially: great effort

[3] umgangssprachlich: große Anstrengung

How to use Dampf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dampf with translations in English.

[1] Der Dampf des Wassers wird oft zur Stromerzeugung verwendet.

[1] The steam of the water is often used to generate electricity

[1] „Der Dampf stieg aus dem Becken auf.“

[1] "The steam climbed out of the pool"

[2] „Der Dampf des Liquids erzeugt ein sensorisches Erlebnis, welches dem Empfinden der Inhalation von Zigarettenrauch entsprechen soll, und transportiert dabei Nikotin und andere im Liquid enthaltene Stoffe, welche vom Konsumenten direkt aufgenommen werden.“

[2] "The vapor of the liquid creates a sensory experience that should correspond to the feeling of inhalation of cigarette smoke, and transports nicotine and other substances contained in the liquid, which are recorded directly by the consumer"

[2] „Einige Male zischte der Dampf noch wie rasend herüber.“

[2] "A few times the steam hissed over as frenzied"



How do you pronounce Dampf?

Dampf (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Dampf

[2] Dampf aus einer Tasse
[2] Dampf aus einer Tasse
[2] Dampf bei einer Dampflok
[2] Dampf bei einer Dampflok

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