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Is it der, die oder das Desaster?


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

The word Desaster 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 Desaster?

How does the declension of Desaster 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 Desaster die Desaster
Genitive des Desasters der Desaster
Dative dem Desaster den Desastern
Akkusative das Desaster die Desaster

What is the meaning of Desaster in German?

Desaster is defined as:

[1] Definitely misfortune, serious mishap

[1] verhängnisvolles Unglück, schweres Missgeschick

How to use Desaster in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Desaster with translations in English.

[1] „Dabei hatte Augustus selbst ungewollt die Weichen für das Desaster gestellt.“

[1] "Augustus himself unintentionally had the course for the disaster"

[1] „Der Februar 1948, als die Kommunisten die Macht ergriffen, wurde von vielen Tschechen als Desaster erlebt.“

[1] "February 1948, when the communists took power, was experienced by many Czechs as a disaster"

[1] Der Vortrag des Studenten geriet zum Desaster, als er vor Aufregung seinen ganzen Text vergaß.

[1] The student's lecture to the disaster when he forgot his entire text before excitement

[1] „Nach dem Desaster mit Laura entschied Lilith kurzerhand, das Semester zu schmeißen und zu ihrer Schwester zu fahren, wenigstens ein paar Tage, um den Kopf freizubekommen oder zumindest gemeinsam zu flennen.“

[1] "After the disaster with Laura, Lilith quickly decided to throw the semester and drive to her sister, at least a few days to get his head free or at least to blank together"

[1] „Im weiteren Kriegsverlauf ereignete sich auf den Ubooten ein technisches Desaster.“

[1] "In the further course of the war, a technical disaster occurred on the ubooten"

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