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Is it der, die oder das Desinfektion?


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

The word Desinfektion 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 Desinfektion?

How does the declension of Desinfektion 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 Desinfektion die Desinfektionen
Genitive der Desinfektion der Desinfektionen
Dative der Desinfektion den Desinfektionen
Akkusative die Desinfektion die Desinfektionen

What is the meaning of Desinfektion in German?

Desinfektion is defined as:

[1] Destruction of pathogens

[1] Vernichtung von Krankheitserregern

How to use Desinfektion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Desinfektion with translations in English.

[1] Chlordioxidwasser kann man zur Desinfektion verwenden.

[1] Chlorine dioxide water can be used for disinfection .

[1] Die Desinfektion der Haut vor dem Eingriff gehört zu den Standardmaßnahmen.

[1] Disinfection of the skin before the procedure is one of the standard measures .

[1] „Die UVC-Desinfektion in der Klima- und Lüftungstechnik.“ … „Es gibt wohl kaum eine Technik, bei der mit so viel nebulösem Halbwissen und sachlichen Falschinformation vehement die Gegenposition bezogen wird, wie es bei der UVC-Entkeimungstechnik der Fall ist.“[2]

[1] “UVC disinfection in air conditioning and ventilation technology”… “There is hardly a technology in which the opposite position is vehemently taken with so much nebulous half-knowledge and factual misinformation as is the case with UVC disinfection technology

[1] „Vergangenheit ist hingegen die »technische« Desinfektion von Briefen, die als vermeintliche Infektionsherde von Krankheiten - als »Seuchenpost« - galten.“[3]

[1] "On the other hand, the» technical «disinfection of letters, which were supposed to be a source of infection for diseases - as» epidemic mail «- is a thing of the past. [3]

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Pictures or photos of Desinfektion

[1] die Desinfektion von Wasser mittels UV-Licht
[1] die Desinfektion von Wasser mittels UV-Licht

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