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Is it der, die oder das Dunst?


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

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

Finding the right gender of a noun

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 Dunst?

How does the declension of Dunst 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 Dunst die Dünste
Genitive des Dunstes des Dunsts der Dünste
Dative dem Dunst dem Dunste den Dünsten
Akkusative den Dunst die Dünste

What is the meaning of Dunst in German?

Dunst has various definitions in German:

[1] fine mist

[1] feiner Nebel

[2] Ground product with grain sizes between semolina and flour

[2] Mahlprodukt mit Korngrößen zwischen Grieß und Mehl

[3] In the hunter's language: the finest shot

[3] jägersprachlich: feinster Schrot

How to use Dunst in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dunst with translations in English.

[1] Gasförmige Feuchtigkeit wird im Allgemeinen als Dunst oder Nebel bezeichnet.

[1] Gaseous moisture is commonly referred to as haze or mist

[1] Der Dunst in Hongkong mit allen seinen Schadstoffen ist so dicht, dass viele Leute wegen ihres Asthmas gerne wegziehen würden.

[1] The haze in Hong Kong, with all its pollutants, is so dense that many people would like to move away because of their asthma

[1] „Heute kann man wegen des Dunstes kaum einen oder zwei Kilometer aufs Meer schauen.“

[1] "Today you can hardly see a kilometer or two at the sea because of the haze ."

[1] „Der beim Kochen in der Küche entstehende Dunst muss raus aus der Wohnung. Wir brauchen eine Dunstabzugshaube.“

[1] "The vapors that are created when cooking in the kitchen have to get out of the apartment . We need an extractor hood."

[1] „Die warme Luft stand nur noch als Dunst über den Dächern.“[2]

[1] "The warm air was only a mist over the roofs." [2]

[2] Für Spätzle und Strudel wird traditionell auf Dunst zurückgegriffen.

[2] Vapor is traditionally used for spaetzle and strudel

[3] Zur Jagd der Vögel benutzte der Jäger seinen besten Dunst.

[3] The hunter used his best haze to hunt the birds

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[1] der Dunst ist so dicht, dass man die Berge im Hintergrund gar nicht mehr sieht
[1] der Dunst ist so dicht, dass man die Berge im Hintergrund gar nicht mehr sieht

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