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Is it der, die oder das Dezibel?


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

The word Dezibel is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Dezibel?

How does the declension of Dezibel 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 Dezibel
Genitive des Dezibels
Dative dem Dezibel
Akkusative das Dezibel

What is the meaning of Dezibel in German?

Dezibel is defined as:

[1] Tent part of a BELS: Logarithmic auxiliary unit to differentiate levels and dimensions in technology, especially in acoustics

[1] zehnter Teil eines Bels: logarithmische Hilfsmaßeinheit zur Unterscheidung von Pegeln und Maßen in der Technik, insbesondere in der Akustik

How to use Dezibel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dezibel with translations in English.

[1] Ein Dauerbombardement des Trommelfells mit 120 Dezibel ist nicht selten – so laut ist ein knapp über den Kopf hinwegfliegender Kampfjet.

[1] A permanent bombardment of the eardrum with 120 decibels is not uncommon - so loud is a fighter -flying fighter

[1] Die üblicherweise in Dezibel (dB) gemessene Angabe beschreibt, in welchem Verhältnis die am Ausgang noch verbliebene Störspannung zum ursprünglichen Wert am Eingang steht.

[1] The specification, which is usually measured in decibels (db)

[1] „Als Kriegsgeschädigte durfte keine laute Musik in ihrer Nähe gespielt werden, denn alles über 90 Dezibel könnte bei ihnen zu traumatischen Psychosen führen, wie ein mafianaher Psychiater bestätigte.“

[1] "As a war -damaged person, no loud music could be played near them, because everything more than 90 decibels could lead to traumatic psychoses, as a mafian psychiatrist confirms"

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