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Is it der, die oder das Dioxin?


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

The word Dioxin 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 Dioxin?

How does the declension of Dioxin 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 Dioxin die Dioxine
Genitive des Dioxins der Dioxine
Dative dem Dioxin den Dioxinen
Akkusative das Dioxin die Dioxine

What is the meaning of Dioxin in German?

Dioxin is defined as:

[1] Chemistry: Very toxic, organic compound of chlorine and hydrocarbon, which is created as a waste product in the case of combustion processes

[1] Chemie: sehr giftige, organische Verbindung von Chlor und Kohlenwasserstoff, die als Abfallprodukt z. B. bei Verbrennungsprozessen entsteht

How to use Dioxin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dioxin with translations in English.

[1] Im April 2012 wurden in einigen Bio-Eiern giftiges Dioxin entdeckt.

In April 2012, poisonous dioxin was discovered in some organic eggs

[1] „Feinstaub, Elektrosmog und Dioxin sind die Pest, aber ein Tempolimit von hundertdreißig kommt natürlich nicht in die Tüte.“

[1] "Fine dust, electrosmog and dioxin are the plague, but of course a speed limit of hundred thirty -thirty is not in the bag"

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