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Is it der, die oder das Detonation?


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

The word Detonation 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 Detonation?

How does the declension of Detonation 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 Detonation die Detonationen
Genitive der Detonation der Detonationen
Dative der Detonation den Detonationen
Akkusative die Detonation die Detonationen

What is the meaning of Detonation in German?

Detonation has various definitions in German:

[1] violent explosion

[1] heftige Explosion

[2] Impure singing or making music

[2] unreines Singen oder Musizieren

How to use Detonation in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Detonation with translations in English.

[1] Die Detonation war noch kilometerweit zu hören.

[1] The detonation was still to be heard for miles

[1] „Detonationen sind zu hören.“

[1] "Detonations are to be heard"

[1] „Die Detonation hörte sich an, als würde ein Hammer ohne jeden Hall, ja fast ohne alle Luftschwingungen auf ein anderes Stück Metall schlagen - dumpf, trocken, schwer.“

[1] "The detonation sounded as if a hammer without any hall, almost without all air tumblers, would hit another piece of metal - dull, dry, heavy"

[1] „Es gab eine Detonation, und der Rückschlag riß mir fast die Waffe aus der Hand.“

[1] "There was a detonation, and the setback almost tore my gun out of hand"

[2] Die Detonation vieler im Stimmbruch befindlicher jugendlicher Sänger war nicht zu überhören.

[2] The detonation of many youthful singers in the voice break was not too over -listening

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