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Is it der, die oder das Düngemittel?


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

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

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 Düngemittel?

How does the declension of Düngemittel 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 Düngemittel die Düngemittel
Genitive des Düngemittels der Düngemittel
Dative dem Düngemittel den Düngemitteln
Akkusative das Düngemittel die Düngemittel

What is the meaning of Düngemittel in German?

Düngemittel is defined as:

[1] Liquid or solid nutrients given to the earth so that plants grow better

[1] flüssige oder feste Nährstoffe, die in die Erde gegeben werden, damit Pflanzen besser wachsen

How to use Düngemittel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Düngemittel with translations in English.

[1] „Zur Herstellung von Munition, aber auch von Düngemitteln für die Landwirtschaft bilden Stickstoffverbindungen (Nitrate), darunter insbesondere Salpeter (NaNO3) und Salpetersäure (HNO3), einen unentbehrlichen Grundbestandteil.“[1]

[1] "For the production of ammunition, but also of fertilizers for agriculture, nitrogen compounds (nitrates) include, in particular Nanpeter (Nano3) and nitric acid (HNO3), an indispensable basic component at" [1]

[1] „Eine Weile hockte ich auf dem niedrigen Hügel und betrachtete die künstliche Landschaft, atmete den Geruch von Kunststoff und Düngemitteln ein und versuchte das Meer an Plantagen zu begreifen.“[2]

[1] "For a while, I squatted on the low hill and looked at the artificial landscape, breathing in the smell of plastic and fertilizers and tried the sea to understand plantations" [2]

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