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Is it der, die oder das Duftstoff?


The correct article in German of Duftstoff is der. So it is der Duftstoff! (nominative case)

The word Duftstoff is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Duftstoff?

How does the declension of Duftstoff 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 der Duftstoff die Duftstoffe
Genitive des Duftstoffes des Duftstoffs der Duftstoffe
Dative dem Duftstoff dem Duftstoffe den Duftstoffen
Akkusative den Duftstoff die Duftstoffe

What is the meaning of Duftstoff in German?

Duftstoff is defined as:

[1] Chemistry, biology: chemical compound (molecule), which (das) acts on the receptors of the olfactory organ and can cause a resulting (physical and/or psychological) reaction

[1] Chemie, Biologie: chemische Verbindung (Molekül), die (das) auf die Rezeptoren des Riechorgans wirkt und eine daraus folgende (physische und/oder psychische) Reaktion hervorrufen kann

How to use Duftstoff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Duftstoff with translations in English.

[1] Der Duftstoff der Rose ist betörend.

[1] The fragrance of the rose is beguil

[1] „Blüten können Duftstoffe absondern, mit denen sie Insekten zur Bestäubung anlocken.“

[1] "Flowers can secrete fragrances with which they attract insects for pollination"

[1] „Bevor ein Duftstoff an ein Sinneshaar andockt, löst er sich also zunächst in Wasser.“

[1] "Before a fragrance docks a sensory hair, he first loosens into water"

[1] „Trainierte Parfümeure können jedoch nachgewiesenermaßen über 5 000 Duftstoffe erkennen, unterscheiden und benennen.“

[1] "However, trained perfumers can have shown, distinguish and name over 5,000 fragrances" and name "

[1] „Denn Schweiß und Talg auf der Hautoberfläche reagieren mit Duftstoffen, und können das Geruchsergebnis beeinflussen.“

[1] "Because sweat and sebum on the surface of the skin react with fragrances, and can influence the odor result"

[1] „Aber auch das Mikrobiom im Darm stellt eine Vielzahl von unterschiedlichen Duftstoffen her, für die wiederum Duftrezeptoren in den Darmzellen wichtige Sensoren darstellen.“

[1] "But also the microbiome in the intestine produces a variety of different fragrances, for which fragrance receptors in the intestinal cells represent important sensors"

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