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Is it der, die oder das Destruktion?


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

The word Destruktion 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 Destruktion?

How does the declension of Destruktion 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 Destruktion die Destruktionen
Genitive der Destruktion der Destruktionen
Dative der Destruktion den Destruktionen
Akkusative die Destruktion die Destruktionen

What is the meaning of Destruktion in German?

Destruktion has various definitions in German:

[1] Educational language: Damage that makes somewhat unusable and/or unusable

[1] bildungssprachlich: Beschädigung, die etwas unbrauchbar und/oder unbenutzbar macht

[2] Educational language, transferred: process to destroy something

[2] bildungssprachlich, übertragen: Vorgang, etwas zunichtezumachen

[3] Geology: Demolition by weathering

[3] Geologie: Abtragung durch Verwitterung

How to use Destruktion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Destruktion with translations in English.

[1] Der Sprengmeister ist mit der Destruktion von Gebäuden beschäftigt, die den heutigen Standards nicht mehr entsprechen, oder anderen Bauvorhaben weichen müssen, und muss dabei größte Sorgfalt walten lassen.

[1] The explosive master is busy with the destruction of buildings that no longer have to meet today's standards or have to give way to other construction projects, and must be the greatest care

[1] Die Ausbeutung natürlicher Ressourcen wird über kurz oder lang zu einer Destruktion des Ökosystems führen.

[1] The exploitation of natural resources will sooner or later lead to a destruction of the ecosystem

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